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DIY OTG cable

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First, I know OTG cables are like super cheap and stuff but idc because im a cheap bastard and I also want to make one. Ok so I want to connect my PS3 controller to my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. This might be a stupid question but, could I theoretically just connect two male USB ends, one being Micro-USB and one being Mini-USB?

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Yup, it'll work. Just cut the cables at the ends you don't need and splice them together using this diagram I found from Google. 

 

Image result for diy otg mini usb cable diagram

If you have a volt meter with a continuity tester (or a dedicated one) this will make the process a lot easier if the cables aren't colored inside. 


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1 minute ago, Chronified said:

Yup, it'll work. Just cut the cables at the ends you don't need and splice them together using this diagram I found from Google. 

 

Image result for diy otg mini usb cable diagram

If you have a volt meter with a continuity tester (or a dedicated one) this will make the process a lot easier if the cables aren't colored inside. 

I think It'll be easiest if he uses the pre-soldered cables on both connectors, and splice and solder them in the middle, how would he connect the wires in that picture?


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1 hour ago, itchkowb said:

yes, just make sure your solder joints are good and the wires are spliced, and not touching

No, that's not right.

 

1 hour ago, itchkowb said:

 

Image result for diy otg mini usb cable diagram

You have to short pin 4 and 5 of the host and connect the others to enable otg. 

 

This video will help you

 

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