How To Choose The Right USB Adapter And Connector Format

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While searching through my USB connectors to connect my thermal camera to my PC, I found myself with several cords in my hands. I thought to myself that there were many formats in terms of power cords.

I found that a bit of a shame for a system that wants to be universal, and I wanted to learn more and share an article with you because in fact, the subject is not so far from the usual theme. Here’s why.

Why Is USB So Important In Electricity And Home Automation

A question that may turn out to be legitimate: one could say that this subject belongs more to the field of electronics.

Not at all, because the USB power plug with 3 socket (เต้ารับ 3 ตา which is the term in Thai) is a format that has completely taken over the field of home automation and also that of electricity. All programming, diagnostic and measurement tools have USB ports, whether for power or connectivity.

There is even another field that has emerged in recent years, that of connected objects. They are taking an increasingly important part in the activity of an electrician. USB is the preferred format for powering these connected objects.

In short, USB and power plug with 3 slot (ปลั๊กไฟ 6 ช่อง which is the term in Thai) is no longer just the business of the electronics or computer scientist but also of the electrician.

USB, Connectors, And Adapters:

Before showing you the connectors that exist in practice, you have to come back to a little notion of the USB standard.

An Evolving Standard:

USB is above all, a communication standard or protocol that describes the operation of a computer bus.

On the standard side, there have been several changes with the following versions:

  • USB 1.0 and USB 1.1
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
  • USB 3.1

The changes are notably linked to speed gains or improvements in the protocol.

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