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Old 01-22-2013, 9:11 PM
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Default Weird Looking USB type Connector.

I bought a Dash Cam (CARCAM) made and came from China, and the pictures show a Mini-b USB. and that is the cords that came with the Unit,

But the Connector on the Unit is not a Mini-b USB or any of that i seen,

I did a Google search and don't find anything that would work.


its a 10-pin connector,

Here is a link to the one I bought....

2.0" TFT 5.0MP CMOS Wide Angle 8-IR Night Vision Car DVR Camcorder w/ HDMI / Mini USB - Black - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

I did contact DX. and they said that I would have to mail the one I got back and they would send a 2nd one to me..

well I ordered this thing jan-3-2013. and took 20 days to get here, so If I mailed this one back and when they get it and then send me a new one... it going to be 3 mouths. LOL

SO Lets pay a game... NAME THAT Connector!..

as I lost and really don't want to wait that long, I know I could return it, for a full refund. and at the same time order something else.


But I would like to First see if I can find one in the states and buy it. I don't care if it only that end. I'll make the other end. etc...



Thanks Terrell.
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Old 01-22-2013, 9:19 PM
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Maybe at a kiosk at the local mall, you might match a cellphone power connector or perhaps (don't get mad) Radio Shack.
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Path Analysis To USB 10 PIN - Dhaka Mobile

here is the best thing I found to that the connector looks like and now I have to find a cord with that connector on it. if you look at the top in where that guy posted it ( clone Phones)
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You didn't say if it works or not. Does the standard USB plug fit? Sometimes manufacturer specific connectors like this (often on cell phones; I had one on an HTC) will still allow a generic USB connector to plug in and work. The PINs that connect are enough to do standard USB data (or charge) but the rest could be for audio out or other features of the equipment that only the manufacturer's dongle cable would support.

DX can be a PITA to deal with sometimes. They are more or less just a middle-man in the transaction, though with a little more control. You may also try looking at the other cams and see if there's any discussion about the interface cable for them.
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its a proprietary USB Connector with extra pins for the proprietary part, but usually works easily with standard USB-Mini B Plugs, only catch is, you WILL lose the proprietary features by using a standard USB Cable.
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The "connector conspiracy" lives...
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I don't have that particular camera but I have the same 10 pin USB port on my dash cam. The cable it came with wasn't long enough and the USB cable I picked up at Best Buy worked fine.
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USB Connectors Tutorial | USB Cable Video | USB Overview | L-com.com


Mini type B


The problem is they reuse the names. I have seen mini type B describing other shapes as well. I wish they would just use a number series.
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Default Re: Weird Looking USB type Connector.

How does the cam work? Was going to order one but didn't know how the video quality was.

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I have that connector on my JVC palm corder, my rozor phone and my Garmin 1490 I
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It said that the camera came with a 1 x USB cable. Did you not get that?
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