Most of the electronics and all the computers that are purchased come with either one or multiple universal serial bus ports (USB) or connectors. Let us start by understanding what a USB port is. By definition, it is a fixed cable connection interface that is commonly found on many consumers’ electronics and on your personal computers. It is very useful as it allows the user connect many stand-alone accessories like keyboard, mouse, printers, and many others to the computer easily and quickly via a cable, helps in communication and power supply. We can say that when we compare USB to other devices, it is generally simple in its usage and functionality.
How does a USB work?The device is very important in data transfer. It allows data to be moved between devices. Still, USB ports can be used to supply electric power using a cable to devices that don’t have their own source of power. To connect a device to the computer, just locate the port at the back of your machine, and then connect the USB connector into it. It will be auto-detected by the operating system and installed. After usage, you can connect and disconnect it at any time.
What can be plugged into a USB port?Many devices are supported by the USB interface. Most of them are used for networking. Some of them include:
- USB printers
- Cellular modems and USB broadband used for accessing internet
- USB network adapters
- Mobile devices
- Video phones