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What is the difference between an a/b and just a b printer cable? i need to get a printer cable and don't know which one to get!!
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  • karma1005 Nov 18, 2009

    sorry. phrasing was wrong:
    differences between:
    "a/b" cable and
    "b" cable
    i found them both on a website and wanted to know if i need the "a" part. i am trying to connect my laptop with my printer.

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There's no difference. You need a USB cable with two different connectors, the "A" [flat connector] connects to the computer's USB port and the "B" [square connector] connects to the printer. If there's a standard for expressing this, it seems to be ignored - AB, A/B, ab, and a-b all are used. Cameras use a cable with A and mini-B connectors. For more information, photos & diagrams, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Serial_Bus

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    Your laptop USB port requires the "A" to connect; it's the same connector as a flash drive.

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Both are same cable types the A-B or A/B are the noods of the cable. The only difference of the cable is the length of the cable that ( 6 Feet ,16 Feet or 4.5 Meter , 1.8 Metor ect) you just purcahse the usb cable for printer from the market.

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