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PortaPow 150cm 21AWG Lightning Fast Charge Only Cable for Apple iPhone/iPod/iPad

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Apple 150cm
  • USB sockets on PCs / TVs will only charge iPhones at 0.5A and won't charge iPads with a normal data cable, this allows you to get the full power from the socket
  • Universal chargers not specifically designed for iPads may charge them at 1A even if they have the power to charge faster. This cable allows you charge at upto 2A.
  • Uses 150cm 21AWG thick copper cable (much thicker than standard 24/28AWG) with robust connectors to allow faster charging than a normal 150cm USB cable.
  • A charge only cable - will not go into 'data transfer' mode when connected to a PC/TV so you can use one just like a mains charger.
  • Tested with all current iOS versions and Apple Lightning models.
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Size: Apple 150cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 9 g
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  • Item model number: AppleLightning150
  • ASIN: B00KRC18UC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jun. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (373 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Size Name: Apple 150cm

Product Description

Using the same principle as our best selling 'fast charge' micro usb cable, this Lightning cable allows you to dramatically increase charging speed from most PCs, TVs and other USB sockets that would normally be used for transferring data to/from your iDevice. This cable blocks data transfer and allows you to use these USB sockets just like a mains charger.

Note your iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad / iPad Air will not charge faster than it was designed for - usually this is the same speed as charging from the original mains charger. So if you're already charging at maximum speed, this cable won't increase charging speed. Charging speed will also be limited by how much power the USB socket can output.

Most USB sockets will be able to charge iPhones / iPods at their full speed of 1A with this cable, and iPads at upto 2A.

Some iPads can be charged faster by using a charger built to Apple's 2.4A charging spec such as the PortaPow Crystal together with a good quality short sync+charge cable.

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150cm Apple Lightning USB Charging Cable

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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 11 Jan. 2014
Size: Micro USB 150cm Verified Purchase
It really is difficult to find USB cables that really will charge at 2A (the minimum rate at which most modern phones/tablets expect). While cheaper cables will work, the charging cycle is often considerably longer than when using the original cable: this is often due to two reasons:

1. the cable is of inferior size/quality; the AWG rating really does make a difference. Go for 24AWG or less (lower is better with AWG)

2. cables are often universal in duty: they often have all pins connected and usable as both to charge and in data connection; whilst useful in some circumstances the device can surreptitiously connect as a data link and this can cause a reduced charging current.

This product avoids the above issues. I can vouch that, for the 150cm version at least, the charging current capability is as good as the OEM cable. I am very keen to understand if the 250cm performs as well: I am yet to find good performance from a cable greater than 150cm.

To check the capability of your charger/cable combination, I recommend a Google Play app called "Galaxy Charging Current: Lite", if you have a Samsung device (except Tab 2). Take regard of the Max/Ave current and ignore the "Now" value. For other devices I recommend "Battery Charge Source Current".
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By John Williams on 11 Feb. 2014
Size: Micro USB 150cm Verified Purchase
I received this yesterday, and used it today connected to a 2 amp cigarette lighter adapter on my Galaxy S3. I've a 25 mile commute that usually takes about 45 minutes and run the Waze navigation & traffic monitoring application on my phone, this requires a GPS signal and usually has the screen on constantly. Using a regular data transfer USB cable which I'd hacked to emulate a mains charger (shorting the two data wires), my phone would show as AC charging at 1 amp, but the battery level would decrease to about 80% over the trip. On this morning's drive, which took an hour and 5 minutes, the charging icon disappeared after about 30 minutes, and I suspected a problem with the cable and expected the battery to start to drain. Checking the battery status, it showed as 100%, and remained at this level for the remainder of the trip, so certainly seems to be able to provide sufficient power for screen & GPS, with a bit left over to charge the battery.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By deejonn on 3 Feb. 2014
Size: Micro USB 150cm Verified Purchase
Bought this simply to go with PortaPow 4 USB mains charger.
Absolutely brilliant, fast charges, class cable.
Yes there are cheaper cables, tried different ones, not as robust feeling as this one.
More than happy with this cable.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By alanA on 11 Jan. 2014
Size: Micro USB 150cm Verified Purchase
i ordered my son a new lead for his google nexus which always seemed to be plugged in on charge. this lead got a wow from him when he saw the charge status after a much shorter period of time than all other cables he has had.. so in this case it does what it claims in our experience . CHARGE away.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Smith TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Jan. 2014
Size: Micro USB 150cm Verified Purchase
After getting sick of how long my new Nexus 7 was taking to charge, like 5 or 6 hours, I felt there had to be something better. I decided to give this a go and am impressed so far. I haven't timed it, but the 7 is definitely charging much faster now.

I also use it on my Nexus 5, with the same impressive results. In fact I'm so impressed that I've ordered another 3 for distributing around the home and work.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Patel on 3 Dec. 2013
Size: Micro USB 150cm Verified Purchase
The cable is great and I purchased it specifically for using with my Anker Dual-Port USB Car Charger which is a fast charger.
Does the job so no complaints and the wire is long enough to reach from the charger to the windscreen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roy Smyth on 8 April 2015
Size: Micro USB 150cm
The standard sync / charge cable is great when connected to a wall adapter or when you need to transfer data to a PC. Sometimes however you just want to use a computer’s spare USB port to charge your phone.

The problem with this is that the sync functionality gets activated whether you want it or not. You may not for instance want a public PC to have access to your phone’s data. Even worse, sync mode also reduces the current supplied to your device to a cripplingly slow ~0.5A.

Portapow provides a choice of two solutions to this problem, both of which block the data connection and allow the maximum charge from the USB port to reach your device. If you never need sync then this data block cable is all you’ll need, made in a choice of 5 lengths from the same high quality material as their standard fast charge cable but with sync disabled.

Using their Power Monitor to test a standard sync. cable from the computer’s USB port provided only 460mA of charge, while using Portapow’s data block cable disabled the data connection and bumped this up to 780mA – about a 70% increase.

If you’re looking for a quality replacement charging cable for your device, you won’t go far wrong with Portapow’s cables – especially if you’ve been having charging woes with other cables. In addition their data block solutions add security and will give you a faster charge from PC USB ports than normal cables.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By marcoscu TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 Feb. 2015
Size: Micro USB 150cm Verified Purchase
I never realised that there was a difference between USB cables. I thought it was just a marketing pitch when the phone and other product user guides made the point that I should the supplied charger and cable. Apart from variations in design and build quality I thought they were all essentially the same. How wrong I was.

I notices that my LG Nexus 5 UK Smartphone - Black (16GB) was gradually losing battery power when in the car even though it was plugged into a high power charger. Investigating further I then read that there were different classifications of USB cable with different charging rates.

In the past I would never have dreamed of paying this sort of a price for a USB cable, 99p is usually my mark, but I paid out for this one and am very glad I did. Now my phone charges in the car even with all radios on and the screen on 100%.

As to the cable itself, it is thicker and better built than the run of the mill type, as you might expect, and has a usefull identifying label on the end so you don't confuse it with standard data cables. A nice touch.

It's worth paying more for a good product and I have now ordered two more.

Recommended.
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