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Is it possible to connect a USB-C device to a USB-A port?

191 30 November 19, 2017 at 09:26 PM
I have a card reader with a USB-C cable. My T440P notebook does not have a USB-C port. From my reading of the USB-C entry on Wikipedia, the USBIF says a USB-A port to USB-C cable adapter is "not permitted."
True?
Suggestions?
Thanks

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Correct.. it's out of spec to adapt C to A. If the card reader is C to C, then you can simply buy a USB A-C cable. They get posted almost daily on SD.
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Thanks!
The Memory Card reader cable is integral and has a USB-C "plug" so it looks like I am SOL.
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would be cheaper to buy a new reader no matter how you cut it.
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Quote from komondor
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would be cheaper to buy a new reader no matter how you cut it.
This is exactly what I have done.
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