Cheap micro “USB” cables that ship with cheap devices as power cables often only contain power and ground lines within them and omit the necessary data lines in order to save a few cents.

Normal USB 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 cables contain 4 wires within them. Power, ground, D+ and D-. The latter two are the data lines that are actually used to transfer data.

This means these cables cannot be used as serial data cables and could fairly could be called “fake” USB cables, the spec of which was meant to implement a serial data bus.

While these cables…

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