Micro Usb Pinout, Because Everything Is Terrible

You would think that when a great company sells a micro USB plug, they would publish a very clear, concise guide on how to wire it up. Well, they don't, and I had to dig around all over the Internet to find enough information to clear things up. So now, you don't have to.

Here is the connector in question:

micro usb connector pin out

Here are the associated pins coming out of the actual plug:

micro usb plug pin out

Now, here is the information from Wikipedia that ties all of these things together (in one place!)

Pin Name Wire color Description
1 VBUS Red +5 V
2 D− White Data−
3 D+ Green Data+
4 ID N/A Permits detection of which end of a cable is plugged in, "A" connector (host): connected to the signal ground, "B" connector (device): not connected
5 GND Black Signal ground

If you were wanting to wire together a simple micro USB power cable (say for a Raspberry Pi or something), all you would need to do is:

  • Run 5V to Pin 1
  • Run Ground to Pin 5

It can't get more clear than this:

micro usb power plug wiring

I hope this helps you, because it's ridiculous that this article is not immediately below the product on every site that sells these.

Update: EDAC 690-W05-260-044 Pin Out

A thoughtful reader of this article, Mihir, was kind enough to provide a pin out description for the EDAC 690-W05-260-044 USB Connector, here it is:

Connector rear pins:

connector rear pins

Connector pin mapping:

connector pin mapping

Drop me a line if you have any questions or comments! Thanks for reading!

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