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17th May 2012, 03:54 PM   |  #1  
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I bought a cheap micro USB charge cable, but it takes half the time of the standard 6 inches long cable.
So i'm after a powerful charger or the best cable
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17th May 2012, 04:58 PM   |  #2  
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I bought a cheap micro USB charge cable, but it takes half the time of the standard 6 inches long cable.
So i'm after a powerful charger or the best cable

If I'm understanding correct,
You looking for quicker charging?

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17th May 2012, 05:01 PM   |  #3  
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Not neccessarily quicker charging, just not slower charging lol.

I've found out that USB cables can charge and transfer data at differing speeds, depending on the construction.

I am happy using the standard HTC cable but it is too short, so i'm after a longer cable, without sacrificing charge time.
17th May 2012, 05:05 PM   |  #4  
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Not neccessarily quicker charging, just not slower charging lol.

I've found out that USB cables can charge and transfer data at differing speeds, depending on the construction.

I am happy using the standard HTC cable but it is too short, so i'm after a longer cable, without sacrificing charge time.

Oh OK, I don't think you'll have to worry too much about varying charge time, the data/power rate maybe a bit different but not really to the point of where you should concern yourself with it, and I can tell you now its most likely a USB 2.0 cable so just make sure you get a 2.0 at the appropriate length and you should be good

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There is a test in a thread on here, i will find it, but a cheap cable was charging at 200ish mAh, and the HTC one was over 500mAh. With a cheap cable, my phone can't be charged fast enough to use at the same time when the battery is just about dead.
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There is a test in a thread on here, i will find it, but a cheap cable was charging at 200ish mAh, and the HTC one was over 500mAh. With a cheap cable, my phone can't be charged fast enough to use at the same time when the battery is just about dead.

Are you using the same power source for both, if so then its probably the materials of the wires if you can get one that uses gold connections it'd be I believe that fastest as far as cables go but they can be pretty pricy

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Are you using the same power source for both, if so then its probably the materials of the wires if you can get one that uses gold connections it'd be I believe that fastest as far as cables go but they can be pretty pricy
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It'd probably be cheaper to do what I did, get a battery charging dock and a second battery, keep one on the charger till the other dead and swap you can check eBay for prices of batteries and the dock but you probably won't speed much more than $20 on both

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Are you using the same power source for both, if so then its probably the materials of the wires if you can get one that uses gold connections it'd be I believe that fastest as far as cables go but they can be pretty pricy

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So far the Belkin hi speed cable priced at 15 is the only longer cable I can find that's proven to be as efficient as the OE cable
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Unbranded ebay cable



HTC cable



Using the same HTC AC charger
18th May 2012, 04:53 AM   |  #10  
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Unbranded ebay cable



HTC cable



Using the same HTC AC charger

Yeah materials is the difference most likely one Is using tin and the other copper, copper is better

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