Wrong Mini-USB-Jack

Joe Pfeiffer joseph at pfeifferfamily.net
Tue Apr 15 05:54:53 CEST 2008

Mark writes:
>This is a problem with the Nokia Internet Tablets as well. The main
>feature of the USB-OTG spec is that it *automatically* puts the device
>in host mode when the cable is inserted. (OTG compliant devices also
>allow swapping host & peripheral modes at any time during the
>connection, but I haven't yet seen any examples where that's
>particularly useful. There's also a USB power control aspect, but
>again the usefulness in actual practice is limited.) As the Mini A to
>standard A female adapters/cables are difficult to find (Mini B to
>standard A female are much more common), I just spliced together a
>couple of cables I had lying around to make my own adapter cable. It
>works like a charm. I have to change to host or OTG mode manually, but
>that's no big deal. USB-OTG devices should work fine as a standard USB

Just as a clarification -- do you mean host vs. OTG, or host
vs. device?

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