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PortaPow Fast Charge Micro USB Cable

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$8.31 including VAT
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Product Description

This will allow you to charge micro USB smartphones, tablets and other devices such as the Raspberry Pi, Google Nexus or Blackberry Playbook at full speed from a powerful charger or computer USB socket. 

We also offer a USB Adaptor which converts a normal USB cable into a fast charge cable, and a 3 way cable which works for Micro USB, Mini USB and Apple devices.

  • Follows the 'Dumb USB' specification', so allows you to get the full power from a mains or car USB charger which does not follow this specification, such as an Apple iPhone/iPad charger. Our mains chargers and many others already follow the Dumb USB specification, however this low resistance cable may still result in faster charging than ordinary cables.
  • A normal cable only allows charging at 0.5A from a computer, this allows you charge upto 2-3x faster.
  • If you have purchased a powerful mains or car USB charger but find that it gives poor performance or does not work with your micro USB device, this cable will most likely solve the problem.
  • Prevents your device going into 'data transfer' mode when connected to a computer, acting as a 'USB Condom' to prevent data theft / viruses when charging from an unknown USB socket. It works with all devices which charge from a micro USB socket including smartphones and satnavs from Samsung, HTC, Google, Sony, TomTom, etc. The Galaxy Note 2 uses a different spec so is not compatible.
  • 24 AWG thick low resistance copper cable for high speed 2A charging with lower power loss than standard cables
  • Thicker plastic housing with extra reinforcement at both connector ends where cables commonly become worn
  • 150cm, 50% longer than a standard cable makes it easier to use your device during charging

 

New 250cm cable released 13th December 2013

  • Uses even thicker 22AWG Cable, so despite the extra length it still has the same low resistance as our 150cm cable.
  • 250cm - around 2.5x longer than the 100cm cable typically provided with devices.

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  1. Solved my phone sat nav battery drain problem

    Posted by Patrick of London on 18th Apr 2014

    Using my Nokia Lumia 1020 phone as an in-car sat nav, I found its battery drained away even though I had it plugged into an "official" USB-cable-type car charger. I bought this PortaPow cable to replace the old cable, and the problem has gone: the phone now charges even while in use as a car sat nav, and I arrive with a full phone battery. Brilliant!


  2. Fast Charge Cable

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Apr 2014

    This cable allows me to charge my Onda Tablet whilst still using it. Previous cables would at best "keep pace" with the power requirements but more often than not the charge would continue to drop albeit more slowly than when not connected to a power supply. Without this cable I had to charge the Tablet whilst it was switched off.


  3. great product

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Apr 2014

    Made of good quality and charges fast


  4. Does the job

    Posted by Martin Paul on 4th Apr 2014

    I didn't realise there were power USB cables. I do now. This is an excellent product and does what it says.


  5. Sorted my car charging problem

    Posted by Mike on 1st Apr 2014

    Purchased this cable to charge my Lumia 925 in the car. A standard USB cable would claim to charge the phone, but not deliver sufficient current to power the phone when running Sat Nav.

    This cable delivered as promised. I can now reach my destination with a full battery and run the risk of getting a flat battery on a long drive.

    Would be better to have a 90 degree connector on the micro USB end to make it less obtrusive.


  6. Works OK but may be of limited benefit

    Posted by Colin H on 30th Mar 2014

    I made some comparative charging tests using the Portapow power monitor to measure charging currents when charging a nexus 7 tablet from Apple and Portapow chargers. Using the Portapow Crystal charger this cable offered the same charging rate as the Nexus supplied cable. Ironically however, this cable did seem to offer a higher charging rate than the Nexus cable when used with non-Portapow chargers.

    See my review of the Crystal Charger for details, but please note the caveat at the end of the review.


  7. Works as it should.

    Posted by Adam on 24th Mar 2014

    I wasn't sure if this cable really would help with charging speed. I've tried a 2A charger as well as other cables and nothing has made the difference that this cable has made. I was surprised but happy that I bought it. The cable fits very tightly into my devices but it does charge more quickly than other cables (assuming you have an equally powerful charger)


  8. Best cable

    Posted by Unknown on 20th Mar 2014

    Best cable I have ever used. The end!


  9. Best cable

    Posted by Chris on 20th Mar 2014

    Certainly the best charger cable I have ever used. Does what is claimed of it. Will be buying more.


  10. Works as advertised; well just about anyway

    Posted by John on 14th Mar 2014

    Cable and charging ability are fine, but the plug which fits in to the phone/tablet is not quite the same shape as all the others of this type (micro B) I have ever owned. At first glance it looked rectangular, but on closer inspection it is the right shape but the cut off corners at the top of the plug are smaller cut offs than on other plugs. It does fit all my devices but is quite tight and therefore needs a firm hand to attach and remove. On the other hand, it's never going to fall out! Would happily give 5 stars if the shape of the plug was absolutely correct.


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