How to Make a Double Sided USB Connector

Written by michael wallace
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If you want to make your own USB cable with the same kind of connector at both ends you re going to need to do some splicing. This is the process of cutting two USB cables to make one out of them. This may seem intimidating if you don't work with electronics but you'll find that as long as you have the right tools you can complete the task in a few minutes.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Wire cutters
  • Electrical tape

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Use your cutters to cut the connector off of one of your USB cables. Make sure there is an inch or two of cable running from the connector as you will need to splice this to the other cable.

  2. 2

    Use the stripper portion of your wire cutters to strip about one-half an inch of sheath off of the connector cable you just cut. Be careful not to cut through the actual wiring.

  3. 3

    Cut one end off of the other cable, leaving the same type of connector on the cable as the one you just cut off and stripped.

  4. 4

    Strip about a one-half an inch of sheath off of the end of the cable you just cut.

  5. 5

    Twist the exposed wiring from the two different pieces of cables together to form the connection. Match the colours from each cable when connecting them.

  6. 6

    Wrap the exposed wiring with electrical tape, making sure you leave no wiring exposed. You will now have the same connectors at each end of the cable.

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