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USB charging cable

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by kevinturcotte, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    I'm looking for a thick/heavy micro USB CHARGING cable that can charge my phone at 1A, (Or even 2A), not 500mAh. Most I see don't specify if they're sync cables or charging cables. I have a 2A wall charger. It needs to be at least 6 get long, though even longer would be great.

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  2. jimmie57

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    Have you tried a USB 3.0 ? instead of the usual 2.0 ??
    I have read that they will carry more voltage and transfer data up to 10x of the 2.0.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    CABLE is NOT matter. Trust a person who been involved in testing USB style AC/DC 5V adapters. I could you give all technical readout, but, in short - any USB cable practically handle 2 A load.
     
  4. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    Are there USB 3.0 cables with a micro USB connection?

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  5. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    If all cables are the same, why does one cable charge at 1/2 the rate of another when using the same charger?

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  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    some proprietary "USB" cables from certain mfgs (say App&%^ ) had 'secret' resistors, etc to prevent using "non-approved" cables (say el cheapo)
    usually the tricks made inside power adapter ...
     
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    Does your wall charger have the capacity to output 2 amps on one USB jack? I read a complaint regarding an eBay sale, saying that a certain charger that the seller claimed to have 2A output capability could only output .5A on each of its 4 USB jacks. Just sayin'.
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    simple math: 4x0.5A = 2A :)
     
  12. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    This is the charger

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  13. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    and what device you want to charge from it ?
     
  14. kevinturcotte

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    It's a Samsung Galaxy S4

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  15. P Smith

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    OK.

    Is it genuine adapter for the S4 ?
     
  16. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    It's the one that came in the box with the phone, which I got at the Sprint store

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  17. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I recall I did run 7 A load on some third party USB cables (24 AWG ?), that cables came to temp 40C after a couple hours

    never heard USB cable as specifically charging or data cable ... it's by standard doing both functions
     
  18. P Smith

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    how do you know what load the S4 creating on the adapter with different cable ? I'm curious more and more ...
     
  19. P Smith

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    for EE lab tests I did strip outer shields to put Tektronix probe on +5V (red) wire
     
  20. kevinturcotte

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    I bought a longer cable because the cable that comes with it is too short. When the phone is connected to the longer cable, it takes twice as long to charge the phone as it does with the OEM cable (Using the same charger).

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