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Windows 7: Help finding odd USB cable

05 Nov 2015   #1
StUpId8000

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
Help finding odd USB cable

I have or had a cable that opened up a USB port on my car radio but lost the cable. I was going to just make one but wanted to ask around before I did that. Really thought it was more common or I would have made very sure not to lose it.




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05 Nov 2015   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I have had a quick look on the web & it seems that motor cycle shops might be able to help as BMW & other Continental MC's use DIN plugs to USB out cables for charging mobile phones etc.. So that might be worth checking out.
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06 Nov 2015   #3
StUpId8000

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Funny you say that. I did go through the motorcycle searching also but those use the 6pin mini din connection, this is an 8 pin. I think I'm just going to have to make one from scratch.
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06 Nov 2015   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Yes, it looks like you might have to make one. It really is a pity there is not a standard format for some plugs & sockets, but that's only wishful thinking.
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06 Nov 2015   #5
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

A word of caution before you make a cable yourself... make sure that it really is just a passive cable and that the original didn't have embedded electronics that served as an interface of some kind.

These days a "fat plug" can hide some sophisticated hardware inside
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06 Nov 2015   #6
StUpId8000

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lava King View Post
A word of caution before you make a cable yourself... make sure that it really is just a passive cable and that the original didn't have embedded electronics that served as an interface of some kind.


These days a "fat plug" can hide some sophisticated hardware inside
I have no idea. That picture was the exact cable I had. The company seems to have disappeared though.

now I have no idea what pins to what also. I just ordered a mini 8 pin from parts express.
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06 Nov 2015   #7
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The picture is blocked by my employer's "Web Nanny."

I'll have a look when I get home
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