Understanding USB 3.0 Angled Cables

This article is concerning USB A, USB B, and USB Micro-B Connectors

What does "Right Angle" really mean?

The best way to explain something is by using pictures, as the cliché says, "A picture is worth a thousand words". You probably came across this article while searching on the internet for the perfect USB cable. A right angle USB cable with just the right size. This Right Angle USB Chart will help you determine exactly what you need.

For determining if it's a Right Angle, Left, Up or Down Angle, we use the perspective shown by the pictures below. You'll also see the USB connectors below the picture to show you what exactly we mean when we say it will be angled in a certain direction. That should make it easier to apply to your situation and your need. Let us know if you have any questions. Our toll free number is 877-522-3779

A Connector

Link to A to B Cables
Link to A to A Cables
Link to A Extension Cables
Right Angle Left Angle Up Angle A  Down Angle A
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B Connector

Now, we can come across the same differences when we talk about the USB B connector. Here's our perspective of it. We view the port from the perspective of the angles being at the bottom.

Link to B Extension Cables
Link to B Crossover Extension Cables
Right Angle B Left Angle B Up Angle B Down Angle B

Micro-B Connector

Here's how we determine which angle of cable you need.  Notice the flat part at the top of the Micro-B connector.  When you insert the cable the two 'prongs' also known as spring clips should be up.

Link to Micro-B Cables
Link to Micro-B Extensions
Right Angle Left Angle Up Angle Down Angle

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