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Old 01-16-2013, 09:55 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by RaceFaceXC View Post
Nice to know there is an adapter. Does it require a driver or is it simply a form factor change?
USB, mini USB, and micro USB all use identical communications protocols, just different physical connectors. You just have to pay attention to host (port A) or device (port B). With regular USB it's very obvious, host (A) connectors are the big rectangular ones you have on your computer, device (B) connectors are the big square ones that you often see on printers and external hard drives. With mini and micro it's much less obvious, the connector and jack are just shaped slightly different. There are even on-the-go ports which can act as either host or device depending on what you plug into it (the phone's port is almost certainly one of these, it can act as a device when you plug it into a computer, or as a host when you plug a controller into it). You don't want to get the wrong adapter and accidentally plug two host ports into each other, for example, or they'll both be trying to power each other.
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