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USB Cable connecting: Micro USB B before USB A

MClif
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Hi,

Looking at the following pages, the first is text, the second is a video:

They each describe plugging the micro USB B connector into J16, or J3, FIRST and THEN plugging the USB A connector of that cable into the PC.

Question: Must the USB B connector be plugged into J16/J3 FIRST before plugging in USB A into the PC to avoid a static discharge at the Edison/Arduino end of the cable?

Regards,

Bill

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Diego_V_Intel
Employee
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Hi Bill,

In many occasions I've plugged the USB cable to the PC first and then to the Edison board, and I haven't had any kind of issue about static discharge so I would say that there is no difference if you connect the USB A connector first or the USB B connector.

Regards,

Diego

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Diego_V_Intel
Employee
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Hi Bill,

In many occasions I've plugged the USB cable to the PC first and then to the Edison board, and I haven't had any kind of issue about static discharge so I would say that there is no difference if you connect the USB A connector first or the USB B connector.

Regards,

Diego

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