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By porscheoscar, Senior Member on 6th November 2016, 07:38 PM
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I came across Benson Leung's blog posts for USB Type C cables that pass muster, preferably USB IF Certified. He's an engineer with Google. There are about a hundred or so "compliant" cables but there are probably hundreds more that are not, tons are on Amazon and at Best Buy. One quick thing to look for that good cables have is a solid pin , there is no vertical seam down the middle of the pin that plugs into the phones charging port.


Benson's list on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ls/ref=...d=KF89JCHI0KT4
A list of compliant cables
https://usbccompliant.com/

Reddit discussions
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.red...s_with_benson/

When a cheap cable fried his pricey hardware
http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/02...-his-hardware/
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7th November 2016, 01:54 AM |#2  
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Thanks, this is very useful, I'm surprised spigen is not approved them products never failed me.
8th November 2016, 11:08 PM |#3  
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I use both the iOrange-E and Anker Powerline...didn't even read this list before I purchased them.
I do use Anker's Micro-B to C Adapters though and haven't had any issues.
11th November 2016, 09:04 PM |#4  
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this is so annoying. so I've gotten two USB c adapter he recommended so I can use one with my Samsung charger, which I assume will work no problem. and one ill use in car. but my car chargers are old, and i think quick charge 2.0. so if I use the adapter, will it blow my phone up?? I have no idea. lol ugh. so annoying.

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15th November 2016, 03:26 AM |#5  
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Currently I am using this one and it works.
USB 2.0C. Nothing fancy.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...pe_c_male.html
15th November 2016, 04:24 PM |#6  
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Thanks, this is very useful, I'm surprised spigen is not approved them products never failed me.

There is a Spigen cable on Benson's Amazon list which I linked in the original post.
16th November 2016, 01:27 PM |#7  
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I'm using Aukey USB A 3.0 to USB C cables with no issues(same ones I used on my Note 7). Got a 5 pack for $20 on Amazon
16th November 2016, 05:29 PM |#8  
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I'm using Aukey USB A 3.0 to USB C cables with no issues(same ones I used on my Note 7). Got a 5 pack for $20 on Amazon

You should check to see if they are Benson's list for compliance. He forced them to issue a recall for one of their products. I'm returning an Aukey 3.0 charging station today that is overheating badly while the 2.0 charging station I have from them runs fine.
16th November 2016, 06:43 PM |#9  
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You should check to see if they are Benson's list for compliance. He forced them to issue a recall for one of their products. I'm returning an Aukey 3.0 charging station today that is overheating badly while the 2.0 charging station I have from them runs fine.

He caused Anker to do a recall. Aukey is a different company. If my Aukey cables were going to show an issue, it would have been when I used them for the Note 7 lol
16th November 2016, 09:24 PM |#10  
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He caused Anker to do a recall. Aukey is a different company. If my Aukey cables were going to show an issue, it would have been when I used them for the Note 7 lol

Correct I was thinking about this Aukey charger, my mistake. They laid into Aukey hard core. obviously both companies have put out some inferior products with regard to Type C USB standards. we cant give them blank check on brand name...yet.

https://plus.google.com/+BensonLeung/posts/cSXovGvpDvz
24th November 2016, 09:21 PM |#11  
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Heads up, I picked up a couple of cables from Benson's list. One iOrange-E and one WolfBlitz.
Unfortunately the WolfBlitz does not appear to support Quick Charge 3.0. I'm getting a message to use the original LG cable. The iOrange-E cable does not have this issue. Both were $10 on Amazon for the braided 6 foot long versions. I like the braided versions over the stiff Belkin type cables because They are eaiser to keep in my coat pocket when connected to my small 3.0 QC power bank.
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