USB Bag Cable with Micro B Connector And other USB goodies Free C&C 10p @ Maplin
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USB Bag Cable with Micro B Connector And other USB goodies Free C&C 10p @ Maplin

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Found 1st Oct 2016
£0.10 short USB cables, you can't go wrong for this price! They seem to have good stock for now - they will deliver to store within 3 days for free.

Other colours available:

Black: maplin.co.uk/p/u…7ly

Green: maplin.co.uk/p/u…9ly

Purple: maplin.co.uk/p/u…0ly

Pink: maplin.co.uk/p/u…3ly

White: maplin.co.uk/p/u…8ly

Also available, these little smart phone stands with built in micro USB cable for £0.10! Reviews don't look great and stock seems limited but worth a punt I suppose.

Black: maplin.co.uk/p/u…4ly

Green: maplin.co.uk/p/u…6ly

Blue: maplin.co.uk/p/u…8ly

Purple: maplin.co.uk/p/u…7ly

Pink: maplin.co.uk/p/u…0ly

White: maplin.co.uk/p/u…5ly

49 Comments

Original Poster

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33809233/usb-bag-cable-with-micro-b-connector-purple.jpg

Just bought some white ones, thanks. Cheap replacement for all those pricey ones my kids seem to have eaten.

Thanks Man! some great little stocking fillers! just brought £3 worth.

bought 200. never know when you'll need one

Wow great find just ordered 300 but can only get delivery on the green coloured ones lol

kevykat

bought 200. never know when you'll need one


really? you spent £20 on these? sounds like an awful idea unless you plan to sell them on at 50p each or something. they are too short wired to be massively helpful.

Thank you, just ordered 3 of each type.


smudge92

really? you spent £20 on these? sounds like an awful idea unless you plan … really? you spent £20 on these? sounds like an awful idea unless you plan to sell them on at 50p each or something. they are too short wired to be massively helpful.



Im sure it was a good idea at the time

smudge92

really? you spent £20 on these? sounds like an awful idea unless you plan … really? you spent £20 on these? sounds like an awful idea unless you plan to sell them on at 50p each or something. they are too short wired to be massively helpful.



​I don't think you picked up on the joke.

smudge92

really? you spent £20 on these? sounds like an awful idea unless you plan … really? you spent £20 on these? sounds like an awful idea unless you plan to sell them on at 50p each or something. they are too short wired to be massively helpful.



​im thinking more £1 each

10p stuff i want some what does it do

Are these for Samsung?

Original Poster

dazzlingstar

Are these for Samsung?


I think most samsung devices are still using micro USB so yes

Sanjuk

Wow great find just ordered 300 but can only get delivery on the green … Wow great find just ordered 300 but can only get delivery on the green coloured ones lol


Ordered 400 just to go one better although no idea what I'll use them for

thomasleep

10p stuff i want some what does it do



It's a maths trick, subtracts 10p from your wallet.

P666DOM

It's a maths trick, subtracts 10p from your wallet.



I think HUKD should add a dislike option

dtokez

I think most samsung devices are still using micro USB so yes



Thanks I actually needed one for iPhone

Managed to get four pink smartphone stands to send to Glasgow St Enoch (the only one I could see in stock near me) - will be good for stockings (assuming they're not as bad as reviews suggest)!

(There's a Black one in Edinburgh for any of you Scottish HUKDers).

Be aware that the cable with these stands is 15cm and is super-short, so bear that in mind when ordering. One review implies it charges very slowly - will have to test it with the Android app Galaxy Charging Current.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 2nd Oct 2016

louiselouise

One review implies it charges very slowly - will have to test it with the … One review implies it charges very slowly - will have to test it with the Android app Galaxy Charging Current.



From the pictures it looks like the cable is *very* thin, so I'd expect it to be almost useless as a charging cable. Even normal USB cables are often rubbish for charging (the thicker and shorter the cable, the less electricity is lost in the cable that would otherwise slow down charging.)

Edited by: "jewelie" 2nd Oct 2016

jewelie

From the pictures it looks like the cable is *very* thin, so I'd expect … From the pictures it looks like the cable is *very* thin, so I'd expect it to be almost useless as a charging cable. Even normal USB cables are often rubbish for charging (the thicker and shorter the cable, the less electricity is lost in the cable that would otherwise slow down charging.)


Sounds like nonsense.
A cable takes a set load from the plug/transformer. it's either thick enough to take it or it's not. Do you think a really thick and short cable would charge your phone quicker!
'lost electricity' are you for real? does it evaporate into the air.

No expert on MicroUSB cables or their charging capabilities, but I can recommend Blackberry cables as a great cheap and effective option (also tested them with Galaxy Charging Current and they are faster than many other generic cheapos).
Edited by: "louiselouise" 2nd Oct 2016

Also. Any particular reason why you have put stars around very and bracketed a normal sentence?
Edited by: "fireman1" 2nd Oct 2016

If the cable is thinner can sometimes carry less amperage so would take longer to charge your phone. Same principle with very long cables that are poorer quality. This might not be as bad as it's very short but she's speaking the truth. Not all micro usb cables are the same.

Col

fireman1

Sounds like nonsense.A cable takes a set load from the plug/transformer. … Sounds like nonsense.A cable takes a set load from the plug/transformer. it's either thick enough to take it or it's not. Do you think a really thick and short cable would charge your phone quicker! 'lost electricity' are you for real? does it evaporate into the air.



Edited by: "chickey999" 2nd Oct 2016

fireman1

Sounds like nonsense.A cable takes a set load from the plug/transformer. … Sounds like nonsense.A cable takes a set load from the plug/transformer. it's either thick enough to take it or it's not. Do you think a really thick and short cable would charge your phone quicker! 'lost electricity' are you for real? does it evaporate into the air.



(Sees red, tries to keep civil.)

I've a degree in this **** subject. I've measured the loss in such cables! Even I didn't realise how significant it can be before I measured it. If there's even a modest resistance (which you get from thin cables), you get not insignificant voltage drop, the voltage drop limits the current you can have - the USB charging standard is designed like that, in essence the devices negotiate a current that the system can keep without the voltage dropping to low.

If you want to charge at anything like 5V 2A you want 22AWG cables and no thinner, else it just isn't going to happen!


Edited by: "jewelie" 2nd Oct 2016

fireman1

Also. Any particular reason why you have put stars around very and … Also. Any particular reason why you have put stars around very and bracketed a normal sentence?



*Very*: Because normal USB cables are thin enough already, and that one looks much thinner. The standard was originally only designed assuming 500mA maximum current and most cables out there (around 26AWG at about 1m ish) only barely handle that without much voltage drop.

Rubbish grammar and punctuation: I've got multiple windows and conversations on the go and am more interested in the correctness of the actual information I'm attempting to impart than exact syntax or grammar. Sure, if it's bad enough that people don't understand what I meant then it's a big fail, but if people do then it's irrelevant really.

A quick google with bring up details information on why thin cables are rubbish at charging, e.g. goughlui.com/201…ow/

Anyone who's curious, I'd suggest either making some breakout connectors and measuring the voltage drop with a meter or get one of those cheap inline USB current measuring devices -- yes, there's a bit of a voltage drop across those too but it's still quite useful to see how dramatically different cables affect charging currents.

chickey999

If the cable is thinner can sometimes carry less amperage so would take … If the cable is thinner can sometimes carry less amperage so would take longer to charge your phone. Same principle with very long cables that are poorer quality. This might not be as bad as it's very short but he's speaking the truth. Not all micro usb cables are the same.Col



Thank you!

Julie
x

PS She.

Good find OP.

Managed to get some stands but bag cables OOS near me .

fireman1

does it evaporate into the air.



fireman1

does it evaporate into the air.



Nearly right. Heat.

PS As for the voltage drop, that's just ohms law - voltage = current * resistance. So, at 0.5A current just 1ohm of resistance on a cable = 0.5V voltage drop. At 4.5V your phone will limit it's current draw and certainly won't take more. In the above example, the heat would just be power = current * current * resistance = 0.25W, not much but enough. At 2A you'd have 2V voltage drop = only 3V to charge the device and you'd be dissipating 4W *just* from the cable ((in reality the phone/tablet would reduce it's current draw and would just charge at 0.5A due to the voltage drop.)


Edited by: "jewelie" 3rd Oct 2016

Sorry have amended, typed it in a rush is my only feeble defence :-)

For a crap visual demo of the difference cables can make see

youtube.com/wat…kGI

jewelie

Thank you! :)JuliexPS She.


I might get some "just in case" heck at that price you could get a bunch string them together and hang them across the room as Christmas garlands! X) oO

chickey999

Sorry have amended, typed it in a rush is my only feeble defence :-)For a … Sorry have amended, typed it in a rush is my only feeble defence :-)For a crap visual demo of the difference cables can make seehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2CwOAXrkGI



Heh, no worries, no need to apologise.

P666DOM

It's a maths trick, subtracts 10p from your wallet.


I do not have a wallet, so this is win win for me then

fireman1

does it evaporate into the air.

fireman1

does it evaporate into the air.



​Good job Julie!
Just check your power formula.

balexandrov

​Good job Julie!Just check your power formula.



Hahaha. Doh. Thanks.

Proveright

Good find OP.Managed to get some stands but bag cables OOS near me .



Read the review on the stands?!!!

I've just had a paypal refund for the 5 I ordered, no email from Maplin

tazinio

I think HUKD should add a dislike option


It is called a cold button

received my 200 today
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