"Unfortunately, this PureGear cable's specs shows so little features so one can't say if the cable has the must-have features."
You are right on a $10 USB cable designed for performance the lack of specs is a bad thing. Diameter and length of a wire play a large part in the delivery of amps. One amp +/- pulled through these inexpensive and thin USB wires for hours and hours over the life of the device may warrant a closer examination by people that are hep to these sort of things. What are the specs on any of these USB cables used for charging? Can a faulty or low quality USB cable damage the battery and or the board over time?
Does any one know where to get a quality charge only cable with specs?
If not in a rush is it better, and if so about how much better, to charge the battery on the slow charge?
I have ordered a couple of data/charge cables from Monoprice.com
28/24AWG Cable w/ Ferrite Core (Gold Plated)
"Note also, the charger which came with your phone would have this jumped pins in its USB socket. So, with a charge-only cable without data wires the phone wouldn't "see" this.
That's the reason a charge-cable has to have this feature."
My bad, I want to be sure I understand.
So, if the charger is shorted a shorted USB cable is redundant?