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Factoring March 2018[edit]

Is this article overly long? Could it be factored into a main and sub-articles, perhaps puttingall the protcol details into a sub-article? --Wtshymanski (talk) 16:51, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

According to Wikipedia:Splitting, and article over 100kB readable text almost certainly should be divided. The article is currently about 131kB. More importantly, there is an obvious split: we already have an article on USB 3.0 and much of this article is about USB 2.0. So moving out the USB 2.0 material would be useful. However, the material is pretty much interleaved, so a topical split would be more practical.    Rick Jelliffe (talk) 07:32, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Split done.Rick Jelliffe (talk) 09:21, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

New Section: Overview: Receptacles (Sockets) Identification[edit]

I have added a new section. The purpose of the section is two-fold.

First, because I think the most frequent usecase for looking at the page will be for a user to figure out which kind of connector they need to plug into some computer or gadget. Indeed, some diagrams for the USB receptable are missing from Wiki Commons, so I had to link to an external source. They were not well served by the complex tables at the end.

Second, because it would better allow the kind of split that is mooted above, such as moving technical details into separate pages without frustrating users by making them click more for simple lookup.

I considered putting in figures of both plug and socket. Someone else can feel free to consider doing this if it useful. People may start looking at their cable plug, but they actually have to start with the equipment socket! "Receptacle" is the standard USB terminology for a socket.

Another approach to consider would be to fold this new section into the sidebar, which is not up-to-date and not particularly useful, IMHO. Rick Jelliffe (talk) 04:24, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Split out Connectors, Cabling and Power[edit]

The previous article was 191 kB and difficult to navigate.Rick Jelliffe (talk) 09:13, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Split out Signaling, Protocols and Transaction[edit]

The previous article was 191 kB and difficult to navigate.Rick Jelliffe (talk) 09:13, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

the mention of 20v in the table...[edit]

is wrong..--a google search of 'usb 20v' shows proper perspective, that of a dewalt battery with a usb port [buck converter inside]. (talk) 01:38, 17 September 2018 (UTC)