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USB-C Cables

Recently picked up the S8 and need to track down some USB-C cables to charge it with, an extra one for home as well as one for the office. I assumed this would be a pretty easy process but after googling why some had 56 ohm resistors I fell into a rabbit hole of non-compliant cables, exploding wall chargers and melting cables.

Can anyone recommend some decent, reasonably priced, USB-C cables in Canada in the 4-6' range that are compliant to the standard?
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Anker USB C to USB 3.0 (Type A) cables all have the resistors and will work fine. Easily found on Amazon.
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I'm looking for USB C to USB C, these are harder to find because they aren't all compliant (USB C IF)

The connector can be USB C, but the cable can be USB 2.0, 3.0 or 3.1. Some may not even support Power Delivery (PD)

Still trying to find a decent USB C car charger.

https://www.amazon.ca/Belkin-3-Foot-USB ... B00WJSPCSG

Don't really want to pay $50 for a cable
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I bought a couple of tiny usb-micro to usb-c converters. cheap and allows me to use my existing stock of cables. they also have the resister built in.
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rilles wrote:
Apr 24th, 2017 2:08 pm
I bought a couple of tiny usb-micro to usb-c converters. cheap and allows me to use my existing stock of cables. they also have the resister built in.
The most you can do with that scenario is 5 Volts and 2.4 Amps
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Apr 24th, 2017 2:45 pm
The most you can do with that scenario is 5 Volts and 2.4 Amps
I wonder if I got some bunk converters because I can't even get that.
My 5X barely charges with my Aukey ones.

Also I wasn't aware that USBC specs were that much above that.
Although I guess it makes sense since I think some manufacturers are charging full sized notebooks via USBC.
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death_hawk wrote:
Apr 24th, 2017 6:33 pm
Also I wasn't aware that USBC specs were that much above that.
Although I guess it makes sense since I think some manufacturers are charging full sized notebooks via USBC.
The USB C spec has the cable at 3 Amps using Power Delivery (PD)

Maximum is 100 watts (not common) but I have seen specs with 60 watts (20 Volts at 3 Amps)

My Pixel XL uses a 9 Volts at 2 Amps and cheap cables won't cut it
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Gee wrote:
Apr 24th, 2017 7:13 pm
The USB C spec has the cable at 3 Amps using Power Delivery (PD)

Maximum is 100 watts (not common) but I have seen specs with 60 watts (20 Volts at 3 Amps)

My Pixel XL uses a 9 Volts at 2 Amps and cheap cables won't cut it
Have you tried infinite cables in Markham? I have bought numerous USB cables from them. They are okay, very reasonable pricing.
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will888 wrote:
Apr 25th, 2017 7:45 am
Have you tried infinite cables in Markham? I have bought numerous USB cables from them. They are okay, very reasonable pricing.
It is not the price I am concerned about.

You have to ensure that the cable has the proper resistor and that it is rated for 3 Amps
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Depends what you consider decently priced. Apples 2m long USB-C to USB-C cable is considered to be one of the best but it's $25
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I ended up grabbing a couple of the Anker ones WorldIRC suggested from Amazon, can always return them I guess but it seems like they'll be alright.

This seems like an unusual amount of discussion that needs to be had over purchasing a cable, I'm surprised that this stuff hasn't been ironed out a long time ago especially if there is some risk to the devices and chargers involved.
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Twitch1977 wrote:
Apr 25th, 2017 8:45 am
This seems like an unusual amount of discussion that needs to be had over purchasing a cable, I'm surprised that this stuff hasn't been ironed out a long time ago especially if there is some risk to the devices and chargers involved.
USB C is a game changer. The issues have been ironed out. However, manufacturers don't have to be compliant. They will cut corners to sell more cables.

From my limited research, it appears only a few companies are compliant. Apple, Google and Belkin. I am sure there are others, but there is no guarantee. I am trying to find a car charger that supports USB C PD (Power Delivery) and that is more of a challenge. Most of the ones I see are USB C, but they don't state the supported Voltages.

Since you're looking for USB C to USB Type A, it really makes no difference unless you're using Quick Charge (QC) and it maxes out at 20 Watts
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I got mine from MonoPrice after running into OP's exact same problem with my Pixel. It was difficult to find Benson approved USB-C to USB-C.
I got my cables and wall charger from MonoPrice.
Got these USB-C 6 footers: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13010
And this wall charger:
https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id= ... 1&format=2
and they work great. Also does Power Delivery for rapid charge on my Pixel.
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Does anyone know what will do qc 3.0 or fast charge on a lg g5? I don't know what the v and ma mean.

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