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Offline IZS4

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SDR cable
« on: February 11, 2020, 1248 UTC »
I need to get a replacement cable for a RSP2 receiver. Josh told me it's a standard USB type 'B' cable. Is this the same thing as a usb to printer style? the connector looks to match and should there be a small dongle type interface on the cable or just a standard cable between the USB and 'B' ends? Thanks
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Re: SDR cable
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 1819 UTC »
Looks like a standard USB connector to me.

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Re: SDR cable
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 1834 UTC »
I've only used USB connections for thing like cell phones, mice, chargers etc.
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Re: SDR cable
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 1850 UTC »
Yes, commonly listed as USB printer cable. These are male A to male B cables like this one:


https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/usb-cables/7587494/


That is of course assuming your computer or laptop has the matching USB A female port and not something unusual like a mini/micro/firewire port.


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Re: SDR cable
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 1933 UTC »
Yep USB printers use the same ports.  Just try to keep [the USB cable] as short as possible though.
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