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[Cable] USB charging cable

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25th April 2012, 07:07 PM   |  #1  
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I need a longer charging cable, because the one that come in the box is painfully short. Can anyone help me? not sure which one I need

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25th April 2012, 07:22 PM   |  #2  
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You need a micro USB cable, will 5m do?
5m Micro USB cable
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26th April 2012, 12:02 AM   |  #3  
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Oh right..someone told me you need an official HTC lead for charging because it messes up your phone :s

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26th April 2012, 12:24 AM   |  #4  
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Oh right..someone told me you need an official HTC lead for charging because it messes up your phone :s

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Who and why?
It's a USB cable... and the HTC one doesn't even look like it's of much quality...
26th April 2012, 12:57 AM   |  #5  
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Who and why?
It's a USB cable... and the HTC one doesn't even look like it's of much quality...

The junk usb cables from ebay doesn't provide much power for charging..

Trust me I've been through this and did alot of testing couple years back. None of the ebay usb cables managed to provide more than 200mA on my old phone and couldn't power on any of my usb hdds. Only the official ones from htc and those that comes with a usb hdd are quality.

If you're only planning to transfer data around then I guess it doesn't matter.
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26th April 2012, 09:07 PM   |  #6  
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On one of my places (lounge front of the TV ) I using Kindle USB cable as its quite long works great


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27th April 2012, 12:26 PM   |  #7  
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The junk usb cables from ebay doesn't provide much power for charging..

Trust me I've been through this and did alot of testing couple years back. None of the ebay usb cables managed to provide more than 200mA on my old phone and couldn't power on any of my usb hdds. Only the official ones from htc and those that comes with a usb hdd are quality.

If you're only planning to transfer data around then I guess it doesn't matter.

Very true. I ordered a 2m cable from eBay a few years back and plugged in to an OEM HTC wall charger. My device - HTC Desire would take more than 10 hours to charge (that's without using the device whilst charging).

It seems to be difficult to differentiate between good and bad *long* [charging] cables. I am now thinking of going for a branded one such as Lindy to see if that is better, alternatively perhaps a 'fixed cable' AC wall charger.
27th April 2012, 01:27 PM   |  #8  
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Noticed that my 3m long usb cable from ebay takes longer to charge the phone than the official htc usb cable so you guys are right.....

---------- Post added at 01:27 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:14 PM ----------

What about this belkin one 1.8m long.... 4.28 and expansys which is an actual retailer:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Belkin-Pro...-/190671072901
27th April 2012, 01:40 PM   |  #9  
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Try a decent quality cable from somebody like Cables2Go or (like above) Belkin, much better quality and can carry much more current

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27th April 2012, 02:28 PM   |  #10  
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The junk usb cables from ebay doesn't provide much power for charging..

Trust me I've been through this and did alot of testing couple years back. None of the ebay usb cables managed to provide more than 200mA on my old phone and couldn't power on any of my usb hdds. Only the official ones from htc and those that comes with a usb hdd are quality.

If you're only planning to transfer data around then I guess it doesn't matter.

I'm sure there are many different cables sold on ebay...
But yes, long USB cables tend to have a lot of resistance. Actually, they're generally not even very good for data transfer...
That said, a quality USB cable should be fine. In any event, it's not like some devices which actually have modified cables for charging.

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