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The one usb c cable that I need for charging and data transfer

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The one usb c cable that I need for charging and data transfer

Is usbc cables that are capable of doing higher than 4k resolution capable of transferring data computer data at faster rates as well? Like usb 3.1 vs usb 2?

Are they rated for high power transfer as well?

I am looking for something that can transfer data fast and charge fast. Does such a thing exist? How do I test if my cables are capable of that?
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based on my understanding, data transfer and charging are travelling thru separate wires. PD / 3A / 5A charging cables tend to have high gauge power wires. They don't heat up as quick under high(er) current and/or voltage comparing to the lower grade cheapo cables.

If you are looking for cables that "charge faster", you may want to pay attention to that.
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I'm not familiar with the technical specifics, but I can tell you anecdotally my original Apple USB-C cable charges faster and transfers data than the 2 different USB C cables I purchased on amazon.
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Depends on the cables you bought. I buy the Anker Powerline II cables and don't notice any difference in charge/data speed.
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Yes, but I want to buy a cable that is optimized for both data transfer and charge speed so I don't have to carry around multiples. For example 100w+ and usb3.1+. My bf has like 6-7 cables hanging around on every plugin and it lies on the floor and it just drives me nuts not in the good way.
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EnyCe wrote: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0718Z1MWF/ref ... EEbCJA1XHF

Look for cables that are IF certified. That last thing you want is a fire. Cables with an E marker are a plus.
I did some research and it seems that thunderbolt cables are even better? However the cost is 50% more. Is it worth the cost or is there diminishing returns? I just want a cable that will last a long time.
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vivibaby wrote: I did some research and it seems that thunderbolt cables are even better? However the cost is 50% more. Is it worth the cost or is there diminishing returns? I just want a cable that will last a long time.
Thunderbolt is just a made up name Apple gave it's cable, the official term is USB Type C. The link I referenced is able to charge at equivalent laptop speeds.
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vivibaby wrote: Is usbc cables that are capable of doing higher than 4k resolution capable of transferring data computer data at faster rates as well? Like usb 3.1 vs usb 2?

Are they rated for high power transfer as well?

I am looking for something that can transfer data fast and charge fast. Does such a thing exist? How do I test if my cables are capable of that?
USB-C is capable of up to 10Gbps and 100W.

You want to make sure you buy a cable that's certified for USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 for max data transfer speed.

https://www.elinfor.com/market/how-to-i ... maker-m-27

e-marker cables are necessary to achieve the full capability supported by USB-C PD.

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Look for cables that support 100W charging.

To get fast charging, you need a charger that support USB-C PD., preferably one that has the latest PD 3.0
RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.
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OP your beloved iPad Pro will probably come with one in the box.
I am a Zoomer customer.
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warpdrive wrote: USB-C is capable of up to 10Gbps and 100W.

You want to make sure you buy a cable that's certified for USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 for max data transfer speed.

https://www.elinfor.com/market/how-to-i ... maker-m-27

e-marker cables are necessary to achieve the full capability supported by USB-C PD.


E-Marker%20chip%20in%20the%20cable.png


Look for cables that support 100W charging.

To get fast charging, you need a charger that support USB-C PD., preferably one that has the latest PD 3.0
I thought thunderbolt is capable of 40gbps whereas USBC is only 10?
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vivibaby wrote: I thought thunderbolt is capable of 40gbps whereas USBC is only 10?
Correct.
RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.
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warpdrive wrote: Correct.
Ahh ok, I was just confused because an incorrect comment was upvoted.
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EnyCe wrote: Thunderbolt is just a made up name Apple gave it's cable, the official term is USB Type C. The link I referenced is able to charge at equivalent laptop speeds.
To be clear, Thunderbolt 3 uses the USB Type-C connector, but Thunderbolt devices are different from USB devices, so I'd still say Thunderbolt is still its own thing different from USB and not just Apple/Intel's rebranding of USB-C. It's also an Intel-developed standard and increasingly more Windows devices are coming with Thunderbolt 3 ports now too, so it's not just an Apple thing.
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rcxAsh wrote: To be clear, Thunderbolt 3 uses the USB Type-C connector, but Thunderbolt devices are different from USB devices, so I'd still say Thunderbolt is still its own thing different from USB and not just Apple/Intel's rebranding of USB-C. It's also an Intel-developed standard and increasingly more Windows devices are coming with Thunderbolt 3 ports now too, so it's not just an Apple thing.
Agreed, thanks for clarifying.

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