Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,810,055 Members 48,798 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Compatible 2A USB cable for Wireless charger

Tip us?
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 33
Join Date: Jul 2006
Default Compatible 2A USB cable for Wireless charger

I brought the nexus wireless charger so I could use it in my car as a car charger alongside my infiniapps holder. I have everything mounted ok but I cant seem to find a cable that will allow me to connect to the charger without the dreaded red light.

I brought the portapow one from amazon which was meant to allow high amperage, but after needing to hack it so the plug would go into the charger (silly design) it still didnt work - so now I have a 5 dud cable lying around.

The difficulty is that the original cable is not long enough - my belkin charger for the cigarette lighter is ok - and Id rather not have to wire in another cigarette lighter behind the dash - so any 2 meter confirmed working cables that can be shipped to the UK out there?

99RedB's Avatar
Thanks Meter 2
Posts: 46
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Glasgow
Two meters? That's a heck of a length of cable - are you sure you really need that much?
jeffsf's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 975
Posts: 1,081
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Francisco

I've had good luck with the Monoprice USB cables. The "28/24 AWG" ones supposedly have the thicker (24 AWG) wires for the power than the usual cables on the market. I have several of the 6' (~2m) ones that I use at my desk when doing dev work. They aren't floppy like the cheap cables, so I don't generally use them in the car or other places where strain on the USB connector could be an issue.

Their International page suggest that they are available through Amazon UK.
Nexus 5, custom OmniROM builds (don't panic, it means I can brick my SGS4G without fear)
Samsung Galaxy S 4G -- Development version of OmniROM
Fromerly: Development version of Team Acid's CM9 source, Hefe Kernel of Darkness, KG4 modem.
Working on: Cleaning up the build tree for OmniROM and Samsung kernel sources

WiFi Performance, GB vs. ICS, and how to measure it yourself.

FreeBSD, Ubuntu, MacOS X, OpenWRT
Motorola Micro-TAC ("Micro" ) Nokia 2160, 8260, 6681, E70, N900, then had to move on
Thread Tools
Display Modes