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Where to buy 6" USB A Male-Male Cable?

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  1. OrbitzXT

    OrbitzXT New Member

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    My boss needs a 6" USB-A Male to USB-A Male cable. I've only been able to find it at one place but there was something wrong with their checkout service and I couldn't place the order.

    This is what I need for visual reference:

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    However that one is of course too long.
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    CompUSA, Bestbuy, Walmart, Target.

    They're usually very expensive. Sadly, you guys don't have Frys or Microcenter in NY :laugh:.
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    I'm not 100% sure of it's intended use, but I know it's going out to a job site (We're electrical contractors).
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    usb-a is a standard plug so you should be able to find a usb-a to usb-a cord anywhere online. check radio shack if you are in nyc. and TPU is going to start billing your firm for tech support soon :pimp:
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    I got a good laugh out of that, off to lunch now =p
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    have you tried newegg? I've seen a bunch there.

    [EDIT] Nvm just saw you said 6 inches thought it was feet
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    6 inches or w.o.w. 15 cm guys. Not 6 feet or w.o.w. ~1.20m! Though I actually wonder if there are usb cables available that are shorter than 0.5m.

    You lucky little fella, look what I found, http://www.mptools.com/Merchant2/me...ore_Code=M&Product_Code=USBES&Category_Code=U Cheap, is supposed to be from an american store (at least I limited the region to "US" in my search) and is of the right type and length.
    In case you need to look further for some reason, I suggest you to have fun with this Bing results page. http://www.bing.com/search?q="A male to A male" usb cable "6 inch" loc:US&go=&form=QBRE&filt=all
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    That one you linked is Male-Female but I'll keep looking. They're harder to find than I thought they would be =/
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    Like he said...cablestogo they have everything you could ever imagine as far as adapters and cables go! Handsdown the best inventory and selections..most vendors fill there stock from cablestogo!;):toast:;)

    Normally by far more reasonably priced as well!
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    I don't see anything smaller than 3' there =/ Unless I'm missing it, I'm not sure.
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    Just curious; Why does it HAVE to be 6"?
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    It's being used by electrical contractors on a job site. I think the cable has to go in a very small box and there really isn't any room for excess cable to bunch up.
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    i know you want to be professional and all for your job - but sometimes the most professional thing is to just do it yourself. I don't mean that in any bad way , just that i recognize it may not seem professional to splice wires - but at the same time if it does the job properly and you get it done, i say that's professional.

    you could pretty easily just make one i should say - if the pin out is not direct it's got to be online somewhere. like 5 wires and you're done. just an option.
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    http://www.cablestogo.com/custom_request/start.asp?

    go to that page and then call them and tell them what you need ..they make there own cables...you want it...they make it...you buy it...happy days are here again.:toast:

    I have done this often for my job..good service they provide!
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    Er, just read it again. Carefully. Your boss is having you on, and he and his mates are laughing their heads off.

    He has asked YOU to get a 6" male to male connection.:roll:

    Wind-up.

    You had better get him a female to female connector so the joke is on him!
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    As odd as it seems there are times where male to male USB is required...usually some kind of proprietary equipment.
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    Oops, sorry. I overlooked that a bit as I thought I had successfully excluded male-female from the search query.
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    i'm with digibucc on this one. just make it yourself. i've done odd combinations of cables in the past simply because they don't exist.

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