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

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by OrbitzXT, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. OrbitzXT

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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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    just out of curiosity - what uses that?
     
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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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    Guys. I've been looking for the same cable.
    After several hours of searching, I found a place that sells the short, 6" USB A/A Male/Male cable: MyCableMart.com
    http://www.mycablemart.com/store/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=2917

    I haven't ordered from them before, but they accept PayPal, so it shouldn't be too much of a hassle to deal with trying to get my money back, if they turn out to be bad, or something. :)

    As to why I need such a cable, well, I'm currently remodeling a detached garage, and I want to install a USB-Powered PC Case Fan inside of a wall, to pull air into another room (future Bathroom) from a main room.
    I know there are through-the-wall fans commercially available, but they are too loud, and bulky, and do not support standard-size air filters that can be easily purchased locally, at like any grocery store.

    Also, it would be cheaper, and easier, to simply replace a USB-Powered Case Fan, whenever it gives up the ghost.

    Anyway, the short, 6" USB A/A Male/Male cable is the last piece to my puzzle. Even though this thread is more than 4 years old, I thought to share this info with the internet, since Googling for it kept turning up this thread.

    I already have:
    ~ Dual Gang Outlet Box (One side is Low Voltage).
    ~ AC Outlet with USB Ports, Decora Style.
    ~ Dual-Port Keystone Insert, Decora Style.
    ~ Dual-Gang Wallplate, Decora-Style.
    ~ USB Keystone A/A M/M Pass-through.
    ~ Ethernet Keystone Jack (it is not needed for the fan setup, but one can never have enough Ethernet ports, am I right?). ;)
    ~ 3 ft long USB A/A M/F cable, from FrontX.com
    ~ 12" x 12" Return Air Filter Grill.
    ~ 120 mm USB-Powered Case Fan, with Grill/ cover.
    ~ 2 x 4's, 1 x 4's, 2 x 2's, Plywood of various sizes, Drywall, mud, tape, caulk, primer, paint, and so on... :rolleyes:

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    1) I have the White versions of the 3'rd and 4'th images, so everything will color-match. I only posted ivory-colored versions of them because they don't show up well in white, on some monitors.
    2) The 6'th image (the Ethernet Port) is actually Green, so as to match the Green colored Ethernet port, that is near my Gigabit Switch.
    3) Lumber and other misc stuff not shown.
     
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    They don't sell just ordinary exhaust fans for bathrooms in your country, do they? :) It is a great project from a hardware-addict point of view, but maaaaan.... you must be having fun, for sure! Welcome!!!
     
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