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#1 nickos

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:47 PM

hi to all,

 

the usb mini cable for my canon powershot a 1400 was broken but i don't know if this cable is compatible 

 

http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/nilox-usb-20-2m-black-a-male-mini-b-p-PER.505914

 

thanks in advance


Edited by hamluis, 20 April 2017 - 01:51 PM.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:51 PM

https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Cable-IFC-400PCU-Cameras-Camcorders/dp/B0002A4M4I/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1492714103&sr=8-2-fkmr2&keywords=canon+powershot+a+1400+USB+cable

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:14 PM

The cable you linked to should be fine. The one Luis linked to has a ferrite choke on the cable to block electrical noise. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrite_bead



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:27 PM

All of my camera cables (3) include that choke...that's how I distinguish them from other USB cables I have.  More Info.

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:12 PM

I've got camera cables with and without.

 

I've also used alternate "without" cables interchangeably with the "with" version and never seen any difference in behavior or photo quality.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:19 AM

good morning my dear friends,

 

i thank all who replied to my earlier post

 

the suppled usb cable that came with my canon powershot a 1400 doe not have that ferrite chocke

 

i have found this cable from amazon

 

https://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-A1400-Digital-Compatible/dp/B00BUAKGUI

 

i am not sure if this cable is a special cable only for canon powershot series or if it is a standard cable usb mini like this

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Camera-Photo/Keple-USB-Image-Transfer-Cable-Canon-PowerShot/B00WUW6OVA/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1492751902&sr=8-3-fkmr1&keywords=usb+mini+cable+for+canon+powershot+a+1400

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:21 AM

Both your links are a standard USB A to a mini b connector. Any of the cables you posted will work.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:41 AM

i thank you so much dear friend johnc_21 for the reply

 

now, i have realized that the cable must be usb type a to mini type b cheap or expensive, and i also assume that this cable is compatible with other brands / models 

 

i thank you once again very much 


Edited by nickos, 21 April 2017 - 12:11 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:02 PM

I have said this before elsewhere, but you do not need to use a cable between the camera and your computer. Just pop the SD card out and plug it into your computer. If you use a laptop nearly every laptop has an SD card slot. Plug the card into this and use Windows/File Explorer to transfer the images directly to your hard drive. If you have a desktop or other computer without an SD slot then use a USB card reader and do exactly the same. Card readers are widely and cheaply available.

 

This method also has the advantage of not running down your camera batteries.

 

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 02:49 AM

good morning dear chris and thanks for the reply

 

yes, i know that i can use a usb card reader instead of a usb cable

 

the price for a usb reader is quite cheap just 5 euros !

 

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 11:53 AM

now, i have realized that the cable must be usb type a to mini type b cheap or expensive, and i also assume that this cable is compatible with other brands / models


Yes, a USB A to USB Mini-B cable is a "standardize" cable that is used by many brands and models. Some brands/models might use a USB A to USB Mirco-B connector instead, which is another standardized cable. While I believe you will tend to see USB Mini-B ports on cameras more than USB Micro-B ports, you will tend to see USB Micro-B port much more often on smartphones.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Mini_connectors
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Micro_connectors

You also might find an occasional proprietary connector on a camera, but they are very rare these days.

Edited by smax013, 27 April 2017 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 01:15 PM

hi dear smax013

 

i thank you so much for the explanation 






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