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WANTED: MicroUSB Pigtails!

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:16 am
by gridrun
Could somebody please start selling cheap MicroUSB pigtail cables?

NEED :!:

TIA

Re: WANTED: MicroUSB Pigtails!

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:24 am
by rurwin
I've just bought a new charging cable on eBay for £1.99, and they're available cheaper. For that money you get two pigtails -- USB A and Micro B ;-)

But yes it would be very useful to not have to chop them, and it should be cheaper too, if made in sufficient quantity.

Re: WANTED: MicroUSB Pigtails!

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:29 am
by jamesh
Do you mean just a uUSB on a lead with nothing connected at the other end?

Re: WANTED: MicroUSB Pigtails!

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:51 am
by rurwin
Foxconn sell them, but they don't spec the voltage drop, they don't quote a price, and the minimum order is 10,000 units :-D

I wonder if they do samples.

With a million RaspPis out there, it might just be possible to shift that many, but you're up against the price of cutting a cable in half. I dare say you'd have to price it well under £1.

Re: WANTED: MicroUSB Pigtails!

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:06 pm
by Hi-Z
I ended up buying a USB A/B cable off ebay for less than a dollar and cutting it in half.

It's cheaper (and simplier) to do this than actually buying just one connector

Re: WANTED: MicroUSB Pigtails!

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:11 pm
by sgriffith63
I bought micro usb from ebay. Cut in half. Red and black are supposed to be +5 and gnd respectively but when I connect red to +5 and black to gnd on power supply, nothing. Led's do not light up on Pi. Supply is fine. Tried two different cables.

Re: WANTED: MicroUSB Pigtails!

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:56 pm
by MikB
Never trust the colours ...

There is always the possibility that someone ignored the "scheme" and wired it up, pin-for-pin correct using whatever they felt like.

My wireless mouse has a black wire for battery + and a red wire for battery -

The connector on the board has black to "+" and red to "-", and it's polarised so nothing can go wrong.

Other than using the wrong colours :)

You need to probe the Microusb pins to see if you have continuity.