Clik Micro USB Cable £1.99 @ Argos
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Clik Micro USB Cable £1.99 @ Argos

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Found 10th Jun 2016
Handy as a replacement cable for your (micro usb) phone charger.
Note you don't get a power plug with this.
Bought it a few weeks ago myself and it seems to charge a lot quicker than my original HTC charger. It's also longer and feels sturdier.
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How long?


Typey1

How long?


82cm
Better off buying a multipack on Amazon for £5~6 and saving money in the long run. Just search HukD.
Thank you OP. Just picked up two.
Reserved 2 for tomorrow. Cheers
It won't improve the quality of 1s and 0s going up and down the wire, but a very very nice cable none the less, and worth every penny
Typey1

How long?


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Edited by: "FinderOfDeals" 20th Jun 2016
Question! I have a Galaxy S6 Edge+ that fast charges. The cat has chewed the cable, will this cable fast charge or do I need a special cable too?!
Nope
Typey1

How long?



​ has this been going on
Doesn't everybody already have a drawer full of micro USB cables?
ukhotdeals1

It won't improve the quality of 1s and 0s going up and down the wire, but … It won't improve the quality of 1s and 0s going up and down the wire, but a very very nice cable none the less, and worth every penny



That is not entirely accurate.

The American wire gauge (AWG) can vary and the better leads have a lower AWG value (20 is the best you can expect to get at the moment).

The page below shows how the voltage drops with thinner wires:
goughlui.com/201…ow/

Therefore, someone using a poor quality cable will notice a difference in charge times with a better cable.
Edited by: "gr1340" 27th Jun 2016
Reserved cheers
gr1340

That is not entirely accurate.The American wire gauge (AWG) can vary and … That is not entirely accurate.The American wire gauge (AWG) can vary and the better leads have a lower AWG value (20 is the best you can expect to get at the moment).The page below shows how the voltage drops with thinner wires:http://goughlui.com/2014/10/01/usb-cable-resistance-why-your-phonetablet-might-be-charging-slow/Therefore, someone using a poor quality cable will notice a difference in charge times with a better cable.



Yes, I agree that a decent AWG rated cable can improve charging times compared to some poor cables.

ukhotdeals1 was referring to data transfer, whereas you are talking about current throughput.

ukhotdeals1

It won't improve the quality of 1s and 0s going up and down the wire, but … It won't improve the quality of 1s and 0s going up and down the wire, but a very very nice cable none the less, and worth every penny



True, data transfer may not be impacted unless there is a physical break in the wires inside, however charging rates can vary widely between cables depending on the guage of conductor used which in turn impacts resistance of the wire, energy loss within the wire and the voltage delivered to the end device.

USB cables have two sets of internal cables, a pair for data and another pair for power/ charging (5V+ and GRND). Most cheap cables tend to be 28/28AWG and so have a higher resistance on the power pair compared to better quality cables which are 28/24AWG (i.e. the power cable pair are 24AWG while the data cables are 28AWG, remember the higher the guage the narrower the cross-section). Having a 24AWG cable pair compared to a 28AWG pair makes all the difference when you're charging a 3000mAh battery - there will be a significant difference in charge time between a cheapo and a decent cable.

You can check this out with a very cheap USB in-line power monitor, e.g.:

amazon.co.uk/Por…EZH

The best cables I have, bar none (even Samsung/LG supplied cables) are these by Volutz which are rated 24/19AWG - both my USB power monitor and actual empirical charge times on various devices confirm the efficiency of the power cable pair inside:

amazon.co.uk/Vol…utz

When buying USB cables:
1. Try to find one with at least a 28/24AWG cable pair inside - a pack of decent cables will last you years and put up with considerable misuse and punishment.
2. Go for the shortest length you can afford to have - remember the longer the cable the greater the resistance and loss of efficiency. NEVER use a USB extender unless you cannot absolutely avoid it - extenders kill power transmission efficiency big time.
3. Try not to 'wrap it up', twist, turn the cables etc unnecessarily. Keep the cables as straight as you can to avoid damaging the wires themselves, or the connectors, again reducing charging efficiency.


Edited by: "hcc27" 27th Jun 2016
NizTizzle

Question! I have a Galaxy S6 Edge+ that fast charges. The cat has … Question! I have a Galaxy S6 Edge+ that fast charges. The cat has chewed the cable, will this cable fast charge or do I need a special cable too?!



Good news! - I have an S6 and this does fast charge.

It's hard to get excited about a cable, but this is a very, very nice one. I'm gonna get another tomorrow I think.
It may actually be longer than you think by the way - it's certainly longer than any cable that I've ever got with a phone.
They sell 2 m micro USB cables for £1 in Poundland.

Edited by: "themountaingoat" 27th Jun 2016
lutin

Good news! - I have an S6 and this does fast charge. It's hard to get … Good news! - I have an S6 and this does fast charge. It's hard to get excited about a cable, but this is a very, very nice one. I'm gonna get another tomorrow I think. It may actually be longer than you think by the way - it's certainly longer than any cable that I've ever got with a phone.



​Actually, just checked mine and it's about 2 metres long. Unfortunately it's now out of stock anywhere near me.
Edited by: "lutin" 27th Jun 2016
Buyer beware.

I've had two of these (the 2nd sent to me free to replace the first).

Both developed the same fault after a couple of months.

Loose/poor connection at the micro-usb end.

Lovely leads, but they're really flimsy at the connector compared to all my others.

Suspect that might explain the price drop as well.

themountaingoat

They sell 2 m micro USB cables for £1 in Poundland.



I've had two of those stop working recently due to poor connection at the micro end. Was gonna buy one of these, but the comments above about the same thing happening to these as well put me off.
Edited by: "tea_hawk" 27th Jun 2016
The best way to test the quality of your USB cable is to get the app called: "Ampere"​, it's tells you how many amps is being transferred to your phone. play.google.com/sto…ere
Decent for High street pricing. I get mine from rhinocables on ebay, and find they are much better than the kit supplied OEM.

Git mine for about £1.30 odd delivered. Cable is quite thick but that's a good thing.
FinderOfDeals

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Ya that was me on Argos, I got 4 of these (kids destroy USB cables), they are 2m long and well made.
Now £4.99
on argos ebay now. £1.80 delivered
x80ssm

on argos ebay now. £1.80 delivered


Showing as £2.99 for me?
Out of stock on argos ebay.
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