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

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  • 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 (436 customer reviews)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Size: Micro USB 150cm Verified Purchase
This product seems like a life saver for all those power guzzling devices. And if you're lucky, it will be. The problem is the micro USB connector is a pain to stay put because the fins that hold it in place are ridiculously tiny specially for such a bulky design. This means that even though it will charge faster than usual you will be very lucky if it will manage to get a full battery before it randomly disconnects midway through.

Used it on my Nexus 7 and a friend's HTC One

UPDATE: The micro USB plug literally came apart after a single month. Buy at your own risk, I do not recommend at all.
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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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Size: Micro USB 150cm Verified Purchase
I does what it says it will do and allow charging at 2A. However, users must realize that the lead is just one link in the charging chain. You need a suitably powered charger, a device with a battery that can be charged at the higher rate, and a device with a micro USB port that is also suitable. Get any one of these wrong and you'll just charge at the minimum rate.
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