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PortaPow Fast Charge Micro USB Cable

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Price:
$8.50 including VAT
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FREE for all UK orders


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 Lightning fast charge cable which works with the latest 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.
  • 22/24 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.
  • The 'OnePlus One' smartphone uses a different spec so is not compatible.

Updated 8th September 2014 - the 150cm and 250cm cables are now 22AWG, which is significantly lower resistance than typical 26 or 28 AWG cables (lower is better with AWG ratings). This allows faster charging for devices which charge at more than 1A, such as tablets and large smartphones. Our 30cm uses 24AWG but has a lower overall resistance since shorter cables have lower resistance, so this is the very fastest way to charge high power devices.

 


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  1. No better than a standard USB cable of similar thickness.

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Sep 2014

    It would be good to see some more accurate info in the specs for this cable. "for high speed 2A charging" is simply untrue in a real situation.

    I brought 2 of these as my LG G3 needs around 1.5A to fast charge. After seeing no improvement over other non stock cables I got my workshop PSU and USB Ammeter and did some tests. The most I could draw was 700-800ma which is actually fine for most mobile phones and the same as other off the shelf USB cables. I used the the stock G3 cable as a control in the tests which let me draw the ~1500ma needed. I tested this cable using my workshop PSU (15A) and various 2A phone chargers.

    The advantage you do get with these cables is if your power supply does not have the data lines shorted to tell your phone it can take more than 500ma. If that's the case then you will see an improvement. Or if you have a very thin gauge USB cable that will slow your charging so replacing with this cable will improve that for you.

    So its not all bad but if your expecting to match the performance of your stock cable for a G3 for example its not going to happen.


  2. Great charging poor durability

    Posted by Alasdair Langstaff on 11th Sep 2014

    Charges the product excellently, however out of the 6 I've bought I've had problems with 4. 2 micro USB head have come off and 2 are wobbly and need wiggling to charge.
    Unfortunate, because they work excellently.


  3. Best charging cable ever

    Posted by Jaime on 7th Sep 2014

    Durable and fast charging, nothing bad about these cables!


  4. Does what it says on the tin...

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Sep 2014

    Works so effectively I'm buying another for work.


  5. The best you can get

    Posted by Petr on 11th Aug 2014

    I bought few of theese cables and i am absolutely happy with them.
    Even so happy that i am recommending them to my friends, or letting them using mine.
    From measuring on my phone i can see that theese cables can charge my phone at double speed, i did not see this power on any other kind of cables.


  6. Does a fine job

    Posted by DJ_Eatch on 24th Jul 2014

    This is the prefect charging cable to go with the portapow chargers that have a fast charging port (will work on other types and normal chargers too) and works at full speed by using the "dumb" connection option - tricks the phone/device into thinking it's an ac charger and allows the full dose :-)


  7. Double Charge Rate

    Posted by Unknown on 24th Jul 2014

    Tested the 30cm cable against a generic cable of similar length.
    Portapow cable was charging at 700ma vs 300-350ma from generic cable out of all laptop usb ports.
    Good tight fit at the phone end, the cable looks and feels pretty solid and I think it should last a good while, worth the money just for the fast charging rate.


  8. Told I could not charge my phone while switched on with long cable.

    Posted by Keith Burr on 23rd Jul 2014

    Purchased this as my supplied 8 foot cable with my car holder would not charge my phone when using sat nav in fact my phone slowly lost charge during the trip even though it was powered by a 2A USB car charger. The OEM stated that it was impossible to charge a phone using sat nav with a long cable I would have to have the phone switched off to get any charge. Enter Portapow their 8 foot cable easily provide enough power that my phone will charge about 20% over an hour trip even when using sat nav and phone.


  9. works fine

    Posted by Matt on 13th Jul 2014

    combined with a VeetopĀ® Dual USB High Speed to charge/use my Samsung Note 2 and they do the job well. Able to run satnav, play music via bluetooth and the phone charges quickly too.


  10. Does the Job

    Posted by Mark on 9th Jul 2014

    A good price, a good length cable and a quick international sale to the antipodes!


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