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Old 08-27-2019, 10:30 PM
 
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What happened to your original charging cable?
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Redwood Shores, CA
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What happened to your original charging cable?
still using it and it works great. but i need one cable at home and one for office, So i don't have to carry back and forth.
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:19 AM
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Location: Ohio
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There are 2 types of USB-C Cables: Data and Charging. Charging cables do data. Data only cables do not charge.
There's a third type of USB-C cable, used mostly by Apple devices, called Thunderbolt 3.

Thunderbolt 3 cables support data transfer up to 40 Gbps, USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfer up to 10 Gbps, DisplayPort video output (HBR3), and charging up to 100W. Those cables are expensive and are best used for for connecting modern Macs to devices such as docks, hard drives, and displays.

https://www.apple.com/shop/product/M...91c-cable-08-m
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Buy a USB-C cable with good reviews on Amazon that passes the www.fakespot.com test.
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Old 08-28-2019, 01:38 PM
 
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I think the OP had a defective cable. They are all made in China. Those who pay for overpriced stuff think their stuff is better.
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Old 08-28-2019, 01:42 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I think the OP had a defective cable. They are all made in China. Those who pay for overpriced stuff think their stuff is better.
Some products earn a great reputation and some not.
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Old 08-28-2019, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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I think the OP had a defective cable. They are all made in China. Those who pay for overpriced stuff think their stuff is better.

So true! You can buy a cheap Chinese cable or an expensive Chinese cable that has the specs you need. There are pretty much "zilch" cables for consumer electronics that are made in the USA.
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Old 08-28-2019, 04:29 PM
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Buy a USB-C cable with good reviews on Amazon that passes the www.fakespot.com test.
Fakespot used to be a great place to check for fake reviews. Unfortunately, they’ve started to fake their own analysis.

Their analysis method can't be reliable, because FakeSpot primarily analyzes the language of the reviews. Seriously? So, anyone who doesn't write in perfect English is a fake reviewer?
Hey, following their logic I must be a fake mod...
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Old 08-28-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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I never understood the "Chinese cable" thing people say. I mean the phone was made in China too.
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:54 PM
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I never understood the "Chinese cable" thing people say. I mean the phone was made in China too.
Chinese make a lot of quality products. Those cost usually more than their cheap junk. Basic smartphones cost hundred dollars or so, the best flagship $2000 or less. Both made in China.
But in OP case, he bought a cheap cable that wasn't supposed to charge fast. The length and material used matters too. Longer the cable higher the resistance is and with higher resistance high amount of voltage drops across the cable so it won't conduct high amount of current. The material used for the conductors and diameter of conductors do affect the charging capacity of cables. I don't think that high quality materials are used to manufacture cheap cables. Cheap cables are preferred over more expensive ones. Copper is used for the cheap ones.

The cable is a factor but isn't the sole reason his phone might be charging slowly.
It depends a lot on the source you plug said cable into. If you are going to charge from a USB port on your PC/laptop, it is going to charge a lot slower than most current phone chargers.
I am very happy with my 3.0 Anker iQ wall charger. It has 60W USB-C output and does an excellent job. ( vs 5W cheap, slow chargers)
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