Micro USB connector pinout

Here is the connector in question:

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

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:

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