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AmazonBasics USB Type C to USB A 2.0 Male Cable BLACK - 0.9 Meters $3.13 + Delivery (Free with Prime or >$49) @ Amazon Australia

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Certainly beats Chinese cables for same price. 1.8m is $3.58 and 2.7m is $4.33.

Connect USB Type-C enabled devices (MacBook, Chromebook Pixel, Galaxy Note 7, etc.) with standard USB Type-A enabled devices (laptops, hard drives, power banks, wall/car chargers, etc.)
Ideal for charging and powering USB Type-C enabled devices, as well as syncing data, photos and music
Reversible design - easily insert the Type-C connector into any Type-C enabled device (does not matter which side is up)
Type-C port is half the width and one-third the height of a standard USB-A connector (slightly larger compared to Lightning or Micro-USB ports)
Up to 480 Mbps data transfer speed; power output up to 5V, 3 Amp
Certified by USB-IF to be compliant with USB 2.0 Standard; backed by an AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty

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  • How long will this take to charge my S8

    • As fast as Samsung cables. These cables are solid, USB-IF certified and not faked like many Chinese cables.

      • well damn then for 3 bucks it's a no brainer?
        I have a $10 amazon gift card so I might get this

      • +1

        Are they Benson approved?

    • See my quick review below. I tested it on a ZY1276 and it reported QC 3 support.

      • I don't understand all this QC stuff this is the first USB-C phone I've used so it's all confusing as hell. How long do you reckon it would take in hours? as long as it's under 3 hours then I'm more than fine with it.

        • It will be a hellot faster than 3 hours, more like 2 hours or less.

        • @Bigboomboom: Oh then I'll buy one. My s8 was bought used and did not come with a genuine samsung cable. Was recommended a lot of blitzwolf stuff but the problem with those is that they're either all from Chinese websites that would take a month to deliver to here or they're just a lot more expensive than this on amazon. Correct me if I'm wrong but the blitzwolf equivalent of this on amazon is $13.

        • @Lolno234: That is if you buy Blitzwolf on Amazon, any other Chinese website would be $4-$5 for USB-C to A 2.0, but takes long time to arrive (anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 weeks). If you want even faster (1 hour 40 mins) you need USB-C to C cable.

        • @Bigboomboom: Yeah exactly I'm very impatient which is why I ignored them on sites like banggood

        • +1

          @Lolno234:

          the problem with those is that they're either all from Chinese websites that would take a month to deliver to here

          Yeah exactly I'm very impatient which is why I ignored them on sites like banggood

          If you ordered when the deals were on, you would already have it by now.

        • @eug: Completely correct, although I did not need it as badly as I do now which is why I made excuses to skip them. Nevertheless I do feel dumb about not buying them weeks ago.

        • +1

          @Lolno234: Because you asked about charging on S8, so I tested the cable on my ZY1276 meter to check.

          S8 supports up to QC 2.0 only so this particular cable should be okay. However, I disagree with OP's comment that any USB-IF certified cable would be solid. Also, I am a bit surprised this cable supports QC 2/3.

          Also, while AmazonBasics cables are USB-IF certified, some are not great quality. As I pointed out in my other comments, I found some of their cables's USB-PD capability unreliable at times. I wouldn't use AmazonBasics USB-C/USB-C USB 2.0 for USB-PD charging.

          Buy only if you are happy with the price, quality is average.

  • Thanks OP

  • +2

    I have an AmazonBasic USB Type C to USB A 2.0 Male Cable BLACK cable. Here is my quick review.

    • Build quality is average. I wouldn't say it is better than Blitzwolf one.
    • YZXstudio ZY1276 Plus (USB Power Meter) reported that this cable supports up to QC 3.
    • As with any USB-C to USB-A cable, USB-PD is NOT supported.

    Buy only if you are happy with the price, quality is average.

    • It's also cheaper than the latest Blitzwolf Ampcore deal, with 2 days delivery and 12 Months AU Warranty by Amazon. Knowing Amazon, they probably give you full refund/replacement without asking for return, hassle free. Also Blitzwolf Ampcore has higher failure rate judging by Amazon reviews (but of course it could also be Amazon pumping its own cable review).

      • +2

        Um, my experience is different. Even with a posting error from Amazon (US) - i.e. they posted the wrong item to me, they still wanted me to return the item to them (despite the fact it costs more (than the cost of the item itself) to send it back to Amazon US). They did pay for the return postage.

        I bought 4 USB-C type Amazon Basics cables. They are quite average to be honest (especially the USB 2.0 ones). Their USB 3.0 ones are better quality (but Google or Apple ones are much better for sure). The USB-C to USB-C / USB 2.0 ones were dirt cheap at one stage ($1 USD or less). However, when using them on a Donglebook (i.e. Macbook Pro), they do occasionally fail to engage USB-PD fast charge mode. Not easy to tell unless you have a USB-C meter like ZY1276. Google and Apple cables do not have the same issue. I wouldn't recommend Amazon Basics USB-C to USB-C / USB 2.0 cable for charging if you have a Macbook Pro (stick with Apple original - unless you don't care about USB-PD or you don't mind carrying a USB-C power meter to check whether USB-PD is working properly with the cable).

        • Amazon are increasingly insisting on returns, even though the return postage cost is essentially a total loss, presumably to discourage returns. There are also reports of Amazon accounts being closed for initiating too many returns, although I have not had any issues.

        • +2

          @josho9:
          Yeah well to be fair there were literally whole scams setup that were/maybe still are quite mainstream that took advantage of Amazon's customer service. People were claiming items didn't arrive when they actually did and Amazon would just give the money back no questions asked basically.

          Like anything good people take advantage and ruin it for everyone.

        • @josho9: I literally just had Amazon US refunded money on my Logitech mouse before stumbling on this cable deal on Amazon AU. I did initiate a claim with Logitech for warranty first. Due to it being bought from Amazon US, Logitech told me to go through Amazon to avoid shipping fees, and Amazon US just gave me refund without return.

  • Cheers OP :)

  • +1

    Nice marketing - everytime you plug in your phone you'll think of them lol

  • Are these Benson approved?

    • No, and these support QC 3 (which kinda surprise me). My understanding is that means Vbus can go above 5V with this cable.
      I tested with ZY1276, which reported support up to QC 3. To re-confirm, I checked with it + charging over a phone supporting QC 2.0 - and I see 8.9V (9V) basically.

      I only plan use this cable mainly for data (especially on a laptop supporting USB-C).

      • No, and these support QC 3 (which kinda surprise me). My understanding is that means Vbus can go above 5V with this cable.

        Hmm, it shouldn't be surprising. All cables will support the higher voltages involved. It's the current that cheap thin cables struggle with.

        No special cable is needed for QC2 or 3. If a cable can do normal fast charging (5V 2A), it will be able to do QC2 and QC3. That's because fast charging (known as QC1 to …nobody), QC2, and QC3 (and QC4 and 4+ in fact) use a maximum of 2A. QC4 devices do support USB-PD 3.0 27W which uses a max of 3A though, but we're talking about QC here.

        • But an USB-IF certified cable? Vbus suppose to be just 5V. With USB-C, there are dedicated pins for USB-PD (which can go up to 20V), but given these are just USB-A on one side, there would be zero USB-PD pins wired.

          Please read my comment in full.

          and I see 8.9V (9V) basically.

          Furthermore, ZY1276 reported it can do up to 12V.

        • @netsurfer:

          But an USB-IF certified cable? Vbus suppose to be just 5V.

          QC is independent of the connector. If the charger and device can talk to each other through the data lines, they can negotiate the voltage. It doesn't care about certification or 56k resistors.

          Furthermore, ZY1276 reported it can do up to 12V.

          Maybe I'm missing something, but why would that be unusual?

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  • 2.7m is still available but 0.9m and 1.8m are out of stock.
    https://www.amazon.com.au/AmazonBasics-Type-C-USB-Male-Cable...

  • There is no Note7.

    • +1

      You can't buy a Note 7 but you can buy a Note FE which was a Note 7 at one stage. :)

  • Does this have capability to rapid charge a pixel 2 XL?

    • No, you need the other AmazonBasics USB-C to C which I can confirm rapidly charge Pixel 2 with Anker USB-C PD Car Charger and Google Charger. The Pixel 2/XL needs 18W to rapidly charge as min, which is higher specs than USB-A.

  • Ah shit just got a Belkin one from Amazon for a tenner :/

  • I am not sure about the quality of Amazon Basic Cables
    but the UGreen Type C cable that was $1.3 (OZB deal) has been doing well for me
    I am able to fast charge my Galaxy S9 and also work as a data transfer cable without any issues

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/372951

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