Well, I just checked to make sure, and sure enough, the HP-1 and the GRE800 both use the same USB cable. This would seem to indicate that this is a common cable. This cable has one well known "end" that is a full size USB connection (computer end). However, the other end is of a greatly reduced size compared to the computer end. I don't know the specific name (minnie, micro, macro, ?) but similar are commonly sold by RadioShack, Fry's Electronic, Amazon, and a host of others. Someone will undoubtedly post the actual technical name for this cable. Personally, I believe that a search of my home might turn up a handful of similar cables,since they are so common.Does anyone know where I can get a replacement data/power cable for my GRE 800? Please advise and thanks in advance.
I understand about the power part, but does it make any difference as far as the data transfer capacity?10ft USB 2.0 A Male to Mini-B
The data/power cable for the PSR-800 is an ordinary USB 2.0 Male to Mini-B cable like the one in the above link. If you're like me you probably have many of these lying around in your spare parts boxes. The PSR-800 does not need any special USB charger and can be power by any USB charger that provides at least the minimum USB 2.0 specs. (5V, 500mA).
Not it doesn't. The same cable that you plug into a charger can also be plug into your computer or a USB hub. In fact I don't even use a charger when I'm at my desk, I just plug it into a USB hub that is always connected to my computer. It will provide both a power and data connection at the same time.I understand about the power part, but does it make any difference as far as the data transfer capacity?
Actualy, it can. I've seen several standard looking USB A to Mini-USB cables that only provide charging power.Not it doesn't. The same cable that you plug into a charger can also be plug into your computer or a USB hub.