Charging cableTips


Last Updated: 2013-01-30 14:17:40
  1. DCFC79

    DCFC79 Well-Known Member

    Im after a couple of data & charging cables for the Nexus 7, anyone reccommend a website or should I just go for 2 from a decent ebay seller.

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  2. JanComputerman

    JanComputerman Well-Known Member

    Probably want to get a USB host OTG cable first then a standard USB cable from the same company since they are very inexpensive cables try to get them from the same company to save on shipping.
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  3. DCFC79

    DCFC79 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, ill take a look into it.
  4. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    If you want to use the N7 in the car for navigation you'd chose a microUSB cable as short as possible and with thicker power wires because of the larger amount of amperage that charging and the navigation app (at the same time) are needing.

    Quality mircroUSB cables like these by DeLock have 24AWG for the power wires instead of 28AWG like the data wires.

    Such a quality microUSB cable could become handy also at home, if you want you use the N7 while charging.

    And if you want just to charge in N7's stand by over night, any microUSB cable could be used ;)

    Harry
  5. androidpod

    androidpod Well-Known Member Contributor

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  6. DCFC79

    DCFC79 Well-Known Member

    I bought 2 cables and they dont seem to charge as fast as the 1 supplied with the nexus, they work as data cables though which is a plus but im still looking for either a cable to charge or a mains charger.
  7. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

  8. DCFC79

    DCFC79 Well-Known Member

    Thanks.

    Ive got the part that plugs into the mains, its the usb cable I was after since ive damaged it.

    So are you saying if I want fast charging I need to buy the cable plus charger as per your link ?
  9. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    It is depending of how you charge your N7. If you charge while the N7 is on stand-by, different cables whould not make any difference of charging speeds.

    Harry
  10. DCFC79

    DCFC79 Well-Known Member

    I mostly charge it whilst its turned off, a few times I do charge I whilst its turned on.
  11. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    See, the important part is the charger (that plugs into the mains), so you'd use this one which came with your N7 or that Asus (which should be the same ;) ).

    Harry
  12. DCFC79

    DCFC79 Well-Known Member

    Still undecided what to do, that asus 1 is just too expensive, wasn't wanting to spend that much though. Ill see what these 2 cables are like before I buy another cable.
  13. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    You only might think of this Asus if you haven't this charger anymore which came with your N7.
    But you have it, haven't you :)

    Harry
  14. DCFC79

    DCFC79 Well-Known Member

    Yes still got the part that plugs into the mains.
  15. lvt

    lvt Well-Known Member

    I use the USB cable that came with my Samsung mobile phone.

    It's longer than the original cable so I can charge and use it at the same time.

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