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1.5ft USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 5pin Male 28/24AWG Cable w/ Ferrite Core (Gold Plated)
The USB micro B connector has become the new universal standard connector used on most smartphones and tablets. This USB 2.0 cable features a USB A male plug on one end and a USB micro B male plug on the other end. The connectors are gold plated to ensure smooth, corrosion-free connections. It uses 28 AWG conductors for data and 24 AWG conductors for power. It is shielded and features a single ferrite core to protect against signal interference and data loss.
- 100% compliant with USB 2.0 specifications
- 28 AWG data conductors and 24 AWG power conductors
- Gold plated connectors ensure a smooth, corrosion-free connection
- Molded connector heads with molded strain relief boots
- Shielded to protect against external signal interference
- Includes a ferrite core to prevent RF and electromagnetic interference
PROS: It has nice strong "latch" prongs, so it would hold the connection with the device better than other cheap connectors I have used.
CONS: I bought a cord that was too short! Back for a longer one :-)
PROS: Able to deliver much higher current than most phone charging cables.
CONS: Bulky, less flexible than slimmer cables
I checked Monoprice (which SHOULD have been my first step!) and found this one for under a buck. It works flawlessly. Of course, it shipped fast and the process was as painless as you would expect from monoprice.
If you have a Palm Pre, you MUST buy one of these.
CONS: The cable and connector is thick.
When I returned home, I got out my digital calipers - these connectors are 0.010" thinner than others, such as the OEM cable provided by my LG/Nexus 5 phone, and HTC One X phone. Further, the top-side retaining "fangs" were noticeably recessed into the connector housing... I used an X-Acto knife to gently pry these retaining fangs back up to the same protrusion as the Nexus/HTC connectors, but after one insertion, they were again sunken back into the connector housing :-(
Peering into the end of this Micro-B end, comparing against other OEM cables:
-the connections inside the MicroB end are noticeably "flatter" and not arched like the OEM cables
-the end-pins (power???) are not raised like the OEM cables
Overall, it seems these connectors are not made with a springy connector-material (like phosphor-bronze), but instead they use a material which quickly fatigues and relaxes away from connecting. There are some dimensional differences too.
Overall, I cannot recommend this cable. I wish I could, because there is a dearth of higher-current (24AWG or even 22AWG for the power) cables...
Heavier-gauge power wires in cable, intended for charging higher-current devices (ie tablets)
CONS: Intermittent connection after short usage
Poor connector retention after short usage
Order 9667545 (1/6/2014).
PROS: Inexpensive. Fast shipping.
CONS: Won't stay plugged into my S4.
Thank you for your review. And I am truly sorry to hear of your experience you have had with this product. For now, if you prefer, I can assist you in setting you up for a replacement on the item if you haven't done so already. We do have a lifetime warranty on cables as well as a 1 year warranty for everything else. It will be of no additional cost to obtain a replacement, so please let me know if you want to continue. I would just require your order# to set it up. Alternatively, if you are truly unsatisfied of the item I can assist you in setting up a return. Thank you!
Car Charger (Cigarette Lighter) to USB Female Converter
1.5 feet is the perfect length for this application.
PROS: Short cable. Gold plated. Fast shipping