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Alternative Type C to Type C Charger

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Foxspeed, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. Foxspeed

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    I could do with another charger for work but not willing to pay Google's prices for one. I see the ones on a popular auctioning site stating "fast charge" but the leads show Type C to Type A USB which surely can't be right for fast charge?
    Are there any good alternatives out there at good prices?
    Thanks.
     

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    You can usually get reasonable chargers on ebay - just be sure to buy from a seller with a decent rating.

    The key thing to look out for is the charger output Volts and Amps. To get fast charge, you need a charger that is rated the same as the one that came with your phone, i.e. 5.0V / 3.0A. So long as the end you put in the phone is Type C, it shouldn't matter too much if the other end of the cable is Type A.
     
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    There are unfortunately a rather large number of Type C chargers and cables that don't fully comply with the USB spec and may even cause damage to your device, so I'd be careful about just picking based on a seller's rating. Some manufacturers have even released both compliant and non-compliant accessories so you can't even really make a selection based on a manufacturer's reputation.

    Fortunately a Google engineer and one of the Nexus/Pixel TCs took it upon themselves to thoroughly test a bunch of cables and chargers so that you can be sure to get one that's safe. You can find their results here:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vnpEXfo2HCGADdd9G2x9dMDWqENiY2kgBJUu29f_TX8/pubhtml#

    Also, your suspicion is correct - your 5X will only "charge rapidly" off of a USB-C charger. While other phones may use Qualcomm's proprietary Quick Charging technology and be able to charge quickly off of a USB-A plug, the Pixel only supports the rapid charging that is build into the USB-C spec. You can't rapidly charge a Pixel with an A-to-C cable.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I managed to purchase an original Google Type C charger off a well known auction site. It's like brand new and costs me approx £8 including p&p.
     
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