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Author Topic: USB charging cable?  (Read 599 times)


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USB charging cable?
« on: May 07, 2020, 11:38:35 AM »

I'm going to be buying a new usb charging cable as the one for my phone as frayed at one end i.e. I can see the inner strands of the cable.

I am going to buy one from Amazon. There are usb cables and usb charging cables.

Is there any visible indicator that a usb cable is capable of charging?

I'm under the impression that there is a difference between usb cables, or do I have that wrong and any usb cable can charge?
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Re: USB charging cable?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 02:22:14 PM »

You need to know whether your phone needs a Micro-B or USB-C cable!

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Re: USB charging cable?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2020, 02:26:02 PM »

They can all charge but the ones branded as charging cables tend to use larger conductors to guarantee a minimum current carrying capacity for full-speed charging.
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