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High quality usb charge cables at discount

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Nov 24, 2013
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Victoria, BC, Canada

High quality usb charge cables at discount

Hey RFDers. I've been having trouble finding good quality micro USB charge cables 6' or higher. I've mostly been trying to get them off ebay which promise high speed charging and good quality, But unfortunately after waiting a few months they are slow charging and feel pretty light. Any strategies on finding long good quality cables? I still have a couple good 3' cables but find them too short. Thanks!!
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Jan 14, 2013
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Anker all the way. Im using their 10' monster. Chucking away all my Aukey ones.
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I've been pretty happy with my Anker cables as well. Also worth looking at: AmazonBasics.
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Are you saying you notice significant differences in charge times with different USB cables? The wall adaptor (and the phone's fast charging capabilities determine speed of charging). eg, Samsung Adaptive Fast Chargers operate at 9 volts at 1.67 amps, whereas "normal" chargers usually top off at 5 volts at 2 amps, if I recall correctly.
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I like PrimeCables as well. Had a cable die on me and they replaced it for me free of charge since they have lifetime warranty.
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Be super careful if you're doing USB-C, there's apparently a whole bunch of cables that don't fit the specification as published and either A)can't do fast charge or B)will actually damage equipment they're plugged into. It's apparently so bad this guy named Benson Leung started keeping track of Amazon products that are in and out of spec in a spreadsheet:

https://plus.google.com/102612254593917 ... PJZT2g61Ag
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