PortaPow Specialised 5ft 20AWG Charge Only Micro USB Cable for Blackberry, OnePlus One, HTC One, Google Nexus, Asus Transformer, Dell Venue, Other Fast Charging Devices
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- Uses 20AWG copper cable for lower resistance and faster charging than a budget micro USB cable.
- Prevents your device going into 'data transfer' mode when connected to a computer, prevents data theft / viruses when charging from an unknown USB socket and lets you use a computer just like a mains charger.
- TPE Rubber-like cable is more flexible, environmentally friendly and tactile than cheaper PVC plastic.
- Hardwired with the Fast Charge USB signal - If you have purchased a mains or car USB charger but find that it charges your device slower or not at all, this will most likely solve the problem.
- Charge-only cables are NOT compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 (also known as Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge, Motorola Turbo Charge) Search for PortaPow 20AWG Sync Cables instead.
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Compatible with smartphones, tablets and satnavs from Samsung, HTC, Google, Sony, etc. This cable is designed to prevent your device going into data transfer mode and also to improve charging speed from a powerful USB charger which is built to the wrong spec (eg designed for Apple devices rather than Android), and from computers / TVs, car stereos and other sockets which normally put your device into data mode. It works well with the Asus Transformer T100, Dell Venue, OnePlus One, and other difficult to charge devices.
20 AWG copper cable - This is the lowest resistance currently available and is significantly lower than standard 24AWG or 26AWG used by most 3rd party cables - lower AWG indicates lower resistance and potentially faster charging.
TPE casing - A normal PVC cable with this much copper would be quite stiff, TPE allows the cable to be as flexible as a thinner cable
Micro USB fast charge signal is built into this cable, many car/mains chargers do not send this signal so will not output full power with a normal charge +sync cable.
Data Blocker Prevents your device going into data transfer mode to protect it from data hacking / viruses when charging from an unknown socket.
Even when using this cable, charging speed will still be limited by the maximum speed your device supports and the maximum power your USB socket is capable of outputting, use one capable of 2A or more for best results. Using this cable will not increase charging speed in all cases.
Phones using the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 spec require a compatible charger and a sync cable to charge at their highest speed, charging will be slower when using a normal charger or this charge only cable. Search for PortaPow Charge+Sync for our Qualcomm compatible cable. The Samsung Galaxy S6 / Edge also requires a sync cable for the fastest charging speeds.
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The rub is the charger doesn't decide how much electricity to send, but rather the device itself that PULLS electricity from the AC plug or USB port. All Android-based devices will limit the energy draw to a maximum of about 500mA (or ½ of a full Amp) when connected to a USB port. Most aftermarket chargers follow the USB data standard that includes 4 "pins" within a connector - 2 for power-charging and 2 for data-transfer (meaning your device recognizes it as a USB port); whereas most OEM chargers usually have the data pins "shorted" so the device sees only charging pins, thus indicating a power-charger and allowing itself to draw the maximum current. It's fairly complicated and counter-intuitive at first, and it took me a long time to find out why my devices were charging so slowly on a supposedly fast after-market charger. This is demonstrable by the very chargers Amazon itself sells... the Amazon Kindle 9W PowerFast Adapter for Accelerated Charging costs more - but you'll only get up to 1.8A output no matter which cable used since they have effectively killed the data pins on the charger; whereas they also sell the better value ...Read more ›
WHY WILL THIS PORTAPOW CABLE ALLOW THE FASTEST CHARGE ON YOUR DEVICE WHEN OTHER 20 GAUGE CABLES WON'T???
Most smart phones, Android based devices and tablets will limit the energy draw to a maximum of about 500mA when connected to a USB port. This limit is intentional to protect your Computers USB ports from overload. Drawing more then that may cause problems. Some of the newest computers have higher outport ports but the device on the other side will still limit the current making for very slow charges.
Most aftermarket chargers follow the USB data standard that includes 4 "pins" within a connector - 2 for power-charging and 2 for data-transfer (meaning your device recognizes it as a USB port); So unless you have a "CHARGE ONLY" cable. The most you will draw from it is around 500mA. So to charge at 1-2+ Amps you need to by a good "CHARGE ONLY" cable to take advantage of the faster speed provided by the higher output of most aftermarket chargers.
Even with a very fast charger capable of 2.4 Amps at 5+ Volts you'll still need the proper "Charge only" cable to get the fastest charge. Those 24-28AWG 6 foot cables will dramatically slow your charge down. Right now the Fastest cable to use would be this PortaPow 1 foot 20AWG Copper CHARGE ONLY cable. It won't allow you to transfer data as it's a "charge only" cable.
Also try and use shortest cable that will work in your situation. The shorter the better. You can go longer than a foot but your charge rate will slow down some as you add cable length. 1 foot might allow a full 2 Amps while 3.3 feet might drop it to 1.8 Amps.
Great purchase, really kept me from returning or selling the ASUS Windows 2-in-1.
Had this cord for a couple weeks. It has solid construction but not too thick so it's easy to travel with, and fits securely into the USB port on both ends.
Tested with HTC One M7 (4.7" screen), Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (5.7" screen) and Nexus 7 2013 (7" screen).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I want a 5.5mm cable with an adapter that has an extension.Published 2 days ago by Brandon McCormick
It works well ordered in Apr 15, charges quick but now the port itself is becoming wiggly so i believe that is the weak link in the product other than that no other cable uses 20... Read morePublished 2 days ago by A. Malik
Basically, this cable is just as fast as your dedicated charging cable that came with your phone.
I used an app that measures how fast it charges. Read more
Doesn't fast charge with a fast charge head piece, but a nice long cord nonetheless.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
Arrived quickly and don't know how I lived without these. Sped up charge time when I connected to my laptop.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer