Nowadays, most of us have a few USB data and charging cables, both at home and in the office. There are many different types and designs of USB cables on the market. Which one should you choose?
Here are the 3 most common types of USB cables for mobile phones:
- Type-C: The newest USB standard. It allows high-speed data transfer and higher power flow, allowing your phone to charge quickly. USB-C cables are also reversible and can be plugged in either way around.
- Micro-USB: The current standard for mobile and portable devices, You will find Micro-USB ports on all sorts of smartphones, tablets, USB battery packs, and game controllers.
- Lightning: Apple’s proprietary connector for the iPhone, iPad, AirPods, and more. It is a standard accessory on Apple devices released since September 2012.
Older Apple devices use the much larger 30-pin proprietary connector.
It is tempting to buy the cheapest when getting a new cable. However, poorly made cables can cause all kinds of issues, from slow charging, unreliable performance to major problems like breaking and could even cause a fire hazard.
What to look for when buying a new USB charging cable for your mobile phone:
PVC ( common, strong, less durable ), TPE ( good elasticity, strength, and recyclable ), Nylon (strong and firm)
- The Length:
The shorter the length of data cable, the faster the potential data transmission and charging speed.
- The Thickness:
The thicker the wires, the lower the resistance and faster charging.
- Fast Charging support:
The cable should support a max of 2.4 A charging and 480 Mbps data transfer.
This is how you would choose a good and durable cable within your budget.
OmniTech Online Store is a good place to check out the range of USB cables tailored to your needs.