expired BlitzWolf BW-TC1 3A USB Type-C Braided Charging Data Cable 3.33ft/1m w/Magic Tape Strap US $3.29 (~AU $4.27) Shipped @ Banggood

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BlitzWolf BW-TC1 3A USB Type-C Braided Charging Data Cable 3.33ft/1m w/Magic Tape Strap US $3.29 (~AU $4.27) Shipped @ BanggoodAffiliate

I was looking for a 3A charge cable and have read good reviews on these. $4.27 delivered seemed a good price…

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  • +3 votes

    lol you wrote @gearbest but its banggood

  • +22 votes

    Thanks… Done… Gearbest, Banggood, Zapals, AliExpress are in the same mental headspace for me…= 4-6 weeks delivery, hard to get warranty kinda thing.

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    Damn it I bought this at full price last week approx $7 but at this price I picked up a spare thanks OP

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    Technically speaking, compared to a deal (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/322687) posted a few days ago. Is the main differences reversible USB-A and the maximum amps delivery capability 2.4A v 3.0A? My main purpose is to charge a USB-C capable laptop with a Xiaomi power bank. Thanks.

    • +2 votes

      The other deal does NOT have reversible USB-A.

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        Thanks for clearing that up. Although I am quite new to the USB-C world, I thought all USB-C was reversible. So the only difference is 2.4A vs 3A?

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          All USB-C is reversible. Fluffymittens was saying the other deal doesn't have a reversible USB-A (the port used for regular thumb drives) whilst this one does. It means you can also plug the USB-A upside down too with this cable. + theres the difference in amperes.

        • +4 votes

          @BlazinPast:

          Pretty sure you can't use this usb a reversed.

          afaik the main/only difference is the volts and amps the wires support

        • +3 votes

          Yes, I should have been clearer, neither deals have usb A reversible.

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          @FluffyMittens: Since USB-C is standard reversible, mentioning it just adds to the confusion. How would these cables go about connecting laptop to laptop, USB-A to USB-C. Does that allow data transfer between systems? Ordered one last night but not that keen on experimenting with limitations.

    • +1 vote

      3A USB-C cables carry most risk. The reason is that if the cable isn't made correctly, it will send too much current through the device it is connected to. Two Google engineers have done some reviews (though most of those cables are not available here). Sometimes, it is not just the cable, but the chargers too (i.e. even LG Nexus 5X charger is not suitable for other devices; and the USB-C to USB-C cable included is poor / sub-par quality - and that's based on testing done by Google engineers and no, Google won't provide warranty support if you used the wrong charger cable combination. They will not replace those cables and chargers). The actual Google branded USB-PD chargers and cables are standard complaint. The ones LG made for Google (and even Huawei ones) - which honestly are actually made by other 3rd parties, all have issues.

      2.4A ones, basically are not the newer type of fast charge ones, which might be safer.

      Anyway, neither is USB 3.0/3.1 (both are USB 2) and it is unclear whether they are suitable for USB PD chargers.

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    Mine's showing AU$5.83 each, do I need to create an account to have it at the reduced price?

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    Any deals for 2M micro USB cables? Don't care what brand as long as it's decent quality

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    I ordered it previously from banggood (the black version) it is good, but it looks a little low-quality product to me. Still a better than my stock cables so worth it.

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    I lost the usb c cable that came with my mp3 player and need to replace it now.
    If these take a few weeks to arrive, where can I buy one from a store?
    I know they won't be as cheap as these though :(
    The mp3 player is the Shanling M1 if that makes a difference

    • +1 vote

      Your local computer shop is probably a good option. If you can wait a few days there are Australian sellers on eBay.

      Not the cheapest but officeworks stock them
      https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/comsol-usb...

      (probably JB / Harvey Norman / Good Guys / Bing Lee etc too)

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        thanks, gosh they're so expensive
        will go and check out JB tomorrow
        don't think i could live without my mp3 player for a few more weeks

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          consider getting those usbc adapaters in the meantime? might be a cheaper alternative until the bw cable arrives?

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        TBH I would avoid these comsol cables. Bought one from Officeworks about a year back and it stopped working within 2 months or so. Fortunately, I reached out to their customer service who sent out a new one for free straight away, however, that one also failed. Shame the product is poor quality because their customer service is top notch.

    • +1 vote

      miniso have them for around $6

  • -2 votes

    Is this suit Samsung s8?

    • +4 votes

      I wondered this too so I Googled it and skimmed through the Android Authority article. Took ~3 minutes and I learned stuff. Give it it a go!

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    Already ordered one of these from a local ebay seller :/ (they all seem to charge at least double the prices but i wanted the cable quick)… might grab some of these as well..

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    any cheap C-C cables?

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    Is it Benson Approved

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      Why the neg vote?
      I did a quick Google and found no Benson approval for this particular cable, as I'm looking for a cable

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    Pretty good cable. got one last time but I made the mistake of adding tracking.

    Probably going to wait for the ampcore to go on sale - curious as to how much different it is

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    Is 3A considered fast/dash charging?

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      Nope.. Normally, fast charging cables are more than 3amps to support fast charge. Like my Mate 9 which comes with a 5amps charging cable.

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        I am pretty sure not all fast charging solutions are 3A. It depends on the charging technology. Some solutions vary the voltage (Samsung adaptive fast charge and qualcomm quick charge) whereas some vary the current (USB-C power delivery, oppo dash charge as well as some proprietary solutions).

        If your phone supports the current varying charger, you definitely need a cable that can support more than 3A to charge faster. However if its one that adjusts the voltage, this cable will work just fine. For example, the Samsung fast charger outputs 9V/2A max and I don't see why this cable wouldn't work. However on the other hand, your Mate 9 outputs 4.5V/5A (after abit of googling) at max and in that case this cable clearly wouldn't work.

        • +1 vote

          A true, proper USB-C / USB 3.0 should support USB-PD. There are people with laptops, ultrabooks etc.. and these cables just won't do you much good.

          This is essentially a USB 2.0 cable and you cannot really expect true / proper quality.

          For phones and most tablets, these are probably fine. For laptops, look elsewhere.

          While the original intention of the USB-C was good, it is currently a mess. And, if your laptop has only USB-C ports (i.e. Macbook, Macbook Pro), then you need dongles or new sets of cables (and inferior / dodgy cables are everywhere; proper ones are expensive and/or hard to get here - especially really good ones).

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          @netsurfer: Agreed. One small correction imo. For most* phones and most tablets, these are probably fine.

          Some phone chargers output more than 3A (Mate 9 mentioned above) and using this cable would not allow the user take take full advantage of the fast charging technology supported by their phone.

          This cable probably has a safety margin but its still a long shot and hoping that the wall plug doesn't limit the current to 2A because it or the phone senses a cable not capable of carrying the full current.

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          @Harshad: Realistically, unless it is properly tested, cables with 3A could be unsafe. It is not just the cable, there are some chargers which simply allow device to overdraw current. When I read some of the testing reviews, it was a surprise to me that the reviewers indicated that it wasn't the cable's fault, rather a fault of the charger.

          Generally, unless you really have to, it is best to stick with original charger and cable combination. For example, LG Nexus 5X's cable and charger shouldn't mix with Nexus 6P's. Both phones come with sub-par USB-C cables and chargers. However, when you use the set that comes with the phone, everything is fine. Mix and match, you could run into problems.

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          @netsurfer: Agree with this too. Mixing and matching is a big no no. Family members have ruined a few phones in doing so. Increased chances of depleting the cell's capacity as other chargers might not have the same circuit protection especially the cheap ones.

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      USB PD fast charging (laptop, Surface Pro, Ultrabook, Macbook Pro) - no.
      Mobile phone and most tablets fast charging - yes.

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    Any 5amps usb type c deals?

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    are there any shorter usb-c cable? I after around 30 cm ish

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    Judging from the recent comments, I should not use any of these 2.4A or 3A cables to charge my MacBook using any power bank (mine is xiaomi 20000mAh v2). Even if the laptop if left off during the charging process?

    • +1 vote

      For Macbook, you can because it uses the 29W USB charger, which only needs the max of 2.4A. That's why you also find most powerbanks work on it.

      Macbook Pro though, no. Thing is, considered how much a Macbook costs, do you really feel it is worth it to use a cheaper cable. Bear in mind that Apple had to recall early batches of the USB-C cables (well, they send you the replacement).

      https://www.apple.com/au/support/usbc-chargecable/

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        Thanks Netsurfer. I should have clarified that I am using a MacBook Pro with a supplied 61W USB-C power adaptor. So it may be safer to buy a USB-A to USB C cable from apple? I am curious now if they advertise the cable ratings.

        However, looking at the Apple website - this is their product - not much different to this deal? (I think I get it now - don't use the Blitzwolf 2.4A, but the 3A is OK?)

        • +1 vote

          Looks like you are after a USB-C to USB-A cable. That probably means it is for your Powerbank? Since fast charging via USB-PD is not applicable through your powerbank, then you probably don't have to use a cable designed for USB PD. Most USB-C to USB-A cables are rated 3A max. Hard to find better ones (coz USB-C to USB-A is generally used mostly for data).

          After reading some of the cable reviews, I try to get USB-IF certified cables if possible. However, I have purchased quite a few dodgy ones as well (wasn't aware of how dodgy these cables can be).

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    Correct. I just realised my Xiaomi 20000 isn't v2 but the first generation. MacBook Pro is 2017. The powerbank photos advertise laptop charging through their website - I'm glad you've been able to assist. Before this I never heard about USB-PD or USB-IF. My main purpose was for emergencies and a 26 hour flight that I have coming up. Was wishful in thinking I could safely charge the MacBook with a powerbank.

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    One can never have too many USB C cables.

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    Cheers OP grabbed a couple!

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    thanks got one.. now is the worst part waiting 4-5 weeks :(

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    I tried reading up but I'm still confused. Will this USB-C cable charge my PS4 dualshock controllers properly?

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    Is it benson approved?

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