Best 3m USB Cable for PS4 Pro

Looking for a robust 3M micro USB cable for my son to take between mine and his mum's homes for his PS4 controller. We seem to have broken a few even the heavy braided ones (unknown brands) maybe from coiling them too tight?
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  • +3 votes

    Have you considered buying two and leaving one each at your respective houses?

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      I'll need 2 for each house so it will depend on how much they cost as he needs a new controller as well and they are expensive.

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        3M micro USB cable

        These are cheap as chips if you're looking for basic functionality. 3m ones are about $2.50ea on eBay, probably can find cheaper per-unit prices if you buy 4-packs, etc.

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    Anker powerline+

  • +1 vote

    Also, does it have to be 3m? Can he recharge the controller elsewhere and then play wirelessly? Then you just need any cable to sync it for that play session.

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      It would be expedient for it to be 3m when you consider his mum's open plan living area, lack of power points and the fact that my son is in a wheelchair so often can't get close to things.

  • +2 votes

    I have a similar situation here, so I can throw an alternative solution in the mix. You can get a USB power bank and short cable (or simply use the cable that came with the console, which is what I do). it means you can keep playing but you don't have long cables you have to run over the floor and cart around between locations. The one I currently use was like 10 bucks from Woolworths, it's a flat eveready one, is easy to cart around and does the trick. So when the controller is charged I just charge up the power bank, if the controller is close to empty, I connect it to the power bank and keep playing while it charges, it's less troublesome than being tethered to the console with a cable, regardless of cable length.

    • -1 vote

      just beware to use a low current powerbank, or the usb port on the controller will worn out very quick.

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        I'm pretty sure the eveready one mentioned is 1 amp. It's pretty much as basic as it gets. But does manage to do a full charge with 1 out of 4 bars of power remaining in the power bank. So I feel it's a good choice. Having said that, a higher-current power bank will not damage the controller, it will just deliver power at a lower current. What you're thinking about is voltage, if the power bank delivers more than 5 volts, like some do 5.2, that can lower the life-span of an electronic device.

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        huh? @chenrenchun

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        Lol wot? The power bank can be capable of 400 amps, but the controller will only draw what it needs. Also not sure how that would "wear out" a connector.

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    I've bought some 3m micro usb cables from https://www.selby.com.au/ they're not braided but the cable is quite thick and sturdy.

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    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/410279

    Maybe you can find this one near you?? :)

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    Get some cheap USB extension cables from ebay and then use whatever micro USB cable you have lying around.

  • +1 vote
    1. Decent quality cables are like $5 max. Buy a lot.

    2. Yeah don’t coil them too right. Diameter 10cm is pushing it.

    3. Check the deals posted here for controller deals.

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