Monday, July 2, 2007

USB Ports and Cables- What are They for?


USB cables are used for USB mouse, keyboards and printers or any other USB devices. USB is a very smart move that PC manufacturers made, it freed up a lot of space in the back of a desktop and laptop computers, it makes it so much easier for you to add lots of wonderful devices to your computer. Recently a new one has put out on the market, known as USB-2 and the data speed has increased yet again. How do you know what version your USB Cables are. If you have a late model computer you can be sure that your USB ports are 2's. This is just a faster version of USB. Most of the newer computers have as many as four USB ports, This will aloud you to plug in lots of devices. If you have a fairly new computer, you will find that any device you plug into a USB port will be automatically recognized by your computer.


Standard USB cables go to 15 feet. Extra long USB extender cables are available in 50, 75, 100 and 150 foot lengths. But total length of all cables with the USB cable adapter should not exceed 16. When exceeding this length or utilizing extensions in the cables, data could loss. Stratitec Premium USB device cables are absolutely the best way to connect USB devices to USB enabled computers and hubs.

If you are unassure of what cables you need or what is the best length to use, see your local computer/electronic store rep. or contact your computer support center.

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