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#1 OFFLINE   kevinturcotte

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:43 PM

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 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:57 PM

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.


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:07 PM

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.



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:08 PM

Are there USB 3.0 cables with a micro USB connection?

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:09 PM

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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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:10 PM

Are there USB 3.0 cables with a micro USB connection?

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:14 PM

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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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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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:16 PM


:up:

 

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:25 PM

That is a fancy link. I have not seen that before.


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:22 PM

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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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'.



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:30 PM

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'.

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



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:38 PM

This is the charger

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:46 PM

and what device you want to charge from it ?



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:53 PM

It's a Samsung Galaxy S4

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:54 PM

OK.

 

Is it genuine adapter for the S4 ?



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:55 PM

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

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:59 PM

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



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:00 PM

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



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:02 PM

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



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:03 PM

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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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:14 PM

well, send it to me :) I'll answer what is that and why



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:28 PM

So how's the Sprint reception and network performance out in your neck of the woods? 3G only so far? Seeing any 800MHz voice yet?

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:40 PM

Reception where I am is non existent. Had to get one of their femtocell units. Reception in most of Southern Maine is pretty mediocre too. It's only when you get into Portland do you get reception, and LTE at that

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:00 PM

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

But the eBay product I alluded to appeared to have four separate, dedicated three lead regulators, with each one dedicated to a seperate USB port.  Each such port can only source 0.5 amps regardless of whether any current is being simultaneously drawn from the other three.

 

When I Google "USB"'', "charger" and "cable", I see some kludge solutions for ganging two USB voltage source ports together to nominally double the current sourcing to a single cable.  A word of warning to anyone who just tries to make his own "Y" cord is that unless you at least use some low resistance, current limiting resistors it is very easy for one port to effectively sink excessive current from the other,



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:27 PM

But the eBay product I alluded to appeared to have four separate, dedicated three lead regulators, with each one dedicated to a seperate USB port.  Each such port can only source 0.5 amps regardless of whether any current is being simultaneously drawn from the other three.

 

When I Google "USB"'', "charger" and "cable", I see some kludge solutions for ganging two USB voltage source ports together to nominally double the current sourcing to a single cable.  A word of warning to anyone who just tries to make his own "Y" cord is that unless you at least use some low resistance, current limiting resistors it is very easy for one port to effectively sink excessive current from the other,

more then resistors must be used - diodes for prevent load one source from other






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