PortaPow Specialised Fast Charging Micro USB Cable for Blackberry, Xperia, HTC One, Google Nexus, Other Fast Charging Devices
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- Updated 23th Feb 2015 - Uses 20AWG copper cable for lower resistance and faster charging than a budget micro USB cable.
- TPE Rubber-like cable - 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 than the original charger or not at all, this may solve the problem.
- Prevents your device going into 'data transfer' mode when connected to a computer, acting as a 'USB Condom' to prevent data theft / viruses when charging from an unknown USB socket and lets you use a computer just like a mains charger.
- Rugged strain-resistant connectors and thick cable for durability, backed by a 1 year guarantee.
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Size: Micro USB 150cm
New Design Released 23rd February 2015
Compatible with smartphones, tablets and satnavs from Samsung, HTC, Google, Sony, TomTom, Garmin 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, Google Nexus, and other difficult to charge devices.
20 AWG gauge 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, some car/mains chargers do not send this signal so will not output full power with a normal charge +sync cable.
Data Blocker - This blocks data to allow high speed charging, which also 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 charge+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.
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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".
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.
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.
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.
Does the job so no complaints and the wire is long enough to reach from the charger to the windscreen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this for my boyfriend and after a day or two the USB plug part broke off.Published 2 days ago by Danielle D.
Great charger for my iPhone 6s Plus
Such quick charging not having to wait 4 hours to get to 100% with the standard apple charger this charger does it in just under 2... Read more
Bought 2 both failed within 5 months....When the first stopped working I thought I had a dud and foolishly bought a second only for it to do the same... Read morePublished 14 days ago by nick cr
Unfortunately I had to return this.
I had bought 2 versons of PortaPow, 1.5m and 30cm cables.
In the end I had returned the 1. Read more
Initially great, but durability is awful - even with gentle treatment, they stop working very quickly.Published 27 days ago by Mr. T. P. Ryder
I use this with an AUKEY Car Charger 4.8A / 24W Dual USB Adapter with AiPower Adaptive Charging Technology for iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2, Samsung Galaxy S7, Blackberries and other... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paula Little
Nice and short, this lives in the car, and quickly transfers charge to whatever iPhone is at hand. Especially when using sat-nav or maps on phone with 4G in car - keeps phone... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nico
2nd cable from Portapow - great for fast chargers.
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