Correct USB cable?

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Correct USB cable?

Post by bestusugan@wemel.top » November 13th, 2018, 9:06 pm

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NH13DV ... _lig_dp_it

Would that be a suitable cable?

Cannot order from Concept 2 because their online shops only deliver to the US, UK can Canada.

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Re: Correct USB cable?

Post by Allan Olesen » November 14th, 2018, 3:36 am

Best USB cable for...?

Are you trying to connect to a PC or a phone? In the latter case, which phone?

Anyway, you may want to consider a cable where the plug at the C2 end is 90° angled so the cable points backward from the PM instead of downward. If you do that, be careful to pick a cable where the 90° actually point in the correct direction - there are 4 options, and sellers stink at describing this adequately.

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Re: Correct USB cable?

Post by bestusugan@wemel.top » November 14th, 2018, 3:33 pm

Thanks 😁

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Re: Correct USB cable?

Post by Carl Watts » November 14th, 2018, 6:55 pm

Any decent quality USB cable will do, however the Concept 2 version has a plastic protrusion so you can only plug it in one way.

If you try and force a standard cable in the wrong way you will push the USB socket off the board if your using a PM3 or PM4.
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Re: Correct USB cable?

Post by Allan Olesen » November 15th, 2018, 3:42 am

bestusugan@wemel.top wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Thanks 😁
Errh, your question haven't been answered yet, because you have not yet given the information I asked for.

To clarify:
You need 5 different cables (or one cable and four different adaptors) for connection, depending on whether you want to connect to a PC, an Android phone with micro-USB, an Android phone with USB-C, an iPhone with the old iPhone plug or an iPhone with Lightning plug.

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Re: Correct USB cable?

Post by bestusugan@wemel.top » November 15th, 2018, 12:01 pm

I contacted Concept 2 and they said the above cable from Amazon UK will work fine.

It is still irritating that it is not a standard USB cable. Everybody has those.

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Re: Correct USB cable?

Post by Citroen » November 15th, 2018, 1:31 pm

bestusugan@wemel.top wrote:
November 15th, 2018, 12:01 pm
It is still irritating that it is not a standard USB cable. Everybody has those.
What are you on about?

It is a standard USB-A to USB-B printer cable, that we've been using for years (since the advent of USB connected printers).

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