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I have appeared to have lost the original USB charging cable for my TZ40. At my best guess, I went to 2 computer shops today to try a 8 pin mini USB. It fitted, but neither charged it...

I just grabbed my dad's FujiFilm cable, which (luckily) has the same charging port, and works. But it does not appear to have 8 pins, To describe it, it has 1 pin then a gap followed by 4 pins. What is this cable called? 5 pin mini USB? Though searching through Google Images, it's not that?

Edit:

UC-E6 connector ?

Here's the working cable: enter image description here

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Technically it is not a standard USB connection. It is a non-USB UC-E6 connection used by a few digital camera manufacturers such as Sony and Nikon.

More information can be found here:

  • Why did they do this? – vy32 Apr 6 '17 at 12:01
  • @vy32 I don't work at Panasonic so I can only speculate. Typically non-standard USB connections are used for technical or marketing reasons. For example, UC-E6 is very small and compact even when compared to USB mini or micro. Another example would be the Apple Lightning connection chosen for multiple functionality and marketing purposes. – dpollitt Apr 6 '17 at 12:29

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