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Data cables - how to identify fast charging ones?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jimdriver2, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. jimdriver2

    jimdriver2 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hopefully i'm not asking anything obvious here.

    Basically I worked out that my HTC cable which came with my handset charges a lot quicker than the ebay ones I bought.

    I did some testing and initially I thought the spare 1000mA adaptor I bought was at fault. I only got about 6% charge per 30 mins. But then I tried the same adaptor with my HTC cable, and it gave me 15% in 30 mins.

    So I want to buy a spare cable, but I don't know how to tell the difference. Anyone able to explain, or direct me to a cable?


  2. jimdriver2

    jimdriver2 Well-Known Member
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  3. kboya

    kboya Android Enthusiast

    I have ones on order and will test on arrival
  4. uzetaab

    uzetaab Android Enthusiast

    there are other threads about this issue. Apparently it has something to do with crossing pins in the wiring. unfortunately there is no way to know by just looking at the cable, you would have to use a multimeter to figure it out.

    My advice would be to buy a cable from a shop that you can easily return it for refund if it's not fast enough. Alternatively, buy the original.
  5. jimdriver2

    jimdriver2 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Cheers guys, let me know how your cables go please kboya.

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