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General USB Cable - what type is it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gamul1, May 5, 2010.

  1. gamul1

    gamul1 Well-Known Member
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    OK - so the cable advertised that comes with this phone is a micro - USB cable. I went and ordered four cables as spares (2 for the cars and an 1 for each of our work). These cables have not yet arrived so I have not tried them yet.

    This is what I ordered:
    Amazon.com: RiteAV - USB A to Micro-B Cable 6 ft.: RiteAV: Electronics

    However, this morning I forgot my cable that came with the phone at home so I asked around if anyone had one so I could charge my phone. 4 people gave me cables to try that were micro - USB cables. They *look* like the cable that came with the phone but none of them will insert into the phone.

    So - now I have doubts that what I ordered will work with this phone.

    1) Can anyone tell me if they think the above cables will work?
    2) Can anyone tell me if there is a more precise description of the phone cables type?
    3) can anyone point me to a source of 6 foot long cables that will work with this phone?

    Thanks!

    Glenn
     

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  2. phobic

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    The reviews on that page say those cables work great for the Droid. I own a Droid. I'm using the same cables that came with my Droid to charge my Incredible.

    So, to answer your question... yes. Those cables will work. :)

    I bought some 12ft ones from Monoprice and they also work great with my Incredible/Droid as well. As long as the cable says micro-USB, it should work.
     
  3. bjanow

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    They were probably mini not micro. The minis were used in the BBs and Eris, bluetooth chargers, et al.
     
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    Haha, that is too funny. Stop playing and get back to work!!
     
  7. CyberVike

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    Haha I was gonna post that same link. I bought 3 6 ft cables from Monoprice.
     
  8. gamul1

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    Thanks all - I get it now. Everyone has been bringing me mini USB cables. The micro's I bought should be ok.
     
  9. I got 2 myself as well:)
     
  10. armoredsaint

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    MONOPRICE.COM for the win, just got my charger (AC and car) plus 3 cables. Super fast shipping from CA to OH less than 3 days
     
  11. Cinsue

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    My dogs just chewed up my power cord and since I have no clue what I should be ordering, could you please post links to everything you bought? I found the cables as posted above, but I'm not sure which AC or car charger to order.

    Thanks!!
     
  12. Vaetix

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    This is what I'll be ordering:

    Wall Adapter:
    For only $1.75 each when QTY 50+ purchased - High-Speed WALL Power to USB Female Converter (1000mA) - Black | Power to USB Converters

    Car Adapter:
    For only $1.00 each when QTY 50+ purchased - Car Charger (Cigarette Lighter) to USB Female Converter - Black | Car Charger Accessories

    Cables:
    For only $0.97 each when QTY 50+ purchased - USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 5pin Male 28/24AWG Cable w/ Ferrite Core - (Gold Plated) - 3ft | USB 2.0 Cables - Micro-B Type

    Hope this helps!
     

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