Good source of quality Micro-USB cables?

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Good source of quality Micro-USB cables?

Around the house I have a lot of devices that are charged or powered from Micro-USB, this caused me many headaches because so many cables are of low quality: low gauge and poor plating are the usual suspects. So I am planning to throw ALL away to the electronics recycle bin, and buy several (at least a dozen) high quality cables.

Can any of you recommend MicroUSB cables (charge and data) quality at a good price. Please do NOT provide links to shops or sellers in the US as import and transport rates to Europe are expensive. AliEx, BG and GB will be fine if you know a cable product that meets my needs.

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Blitzwolf at Banggood.On a car charger with current measure,the amps doubled just changing the cable for Blitzwolf.

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I have gradually replaced all my cables with Anker, Ravpower and Portapow. I also kept a few Lindy and Toways which are good too. They all have excellent reviews from a variety of sources.
The Portapow cables I bought are charge only although they also make fully functional cables.
All of these are available either on Amazon or EBay.

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anker, blitzwolf, these are 2 brands i used and satisfied

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Another vote for blitzwolf.

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They are not the cheapest, but I only buy Anker USB cables because they are extremely well built.

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Monoprice. They have cheap real basic cables, and a little more expensive premium cables.

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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Newest-100-Genuine-Original-20AWG-USB-Data-Sync-Charging-Cable-1-2M-3-0A-Micro-USB/32272311706.html 0.2V voltage drop at 5V 3A
or google for “20AWG usb cable”

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This is the best cables I have ever used !!!

20Awg, 3pcs for 7-8$

Tronsmart TS-MUPP2 USB 2.0 Gold Plated Male to Micro USB Cable 6FT*3 1.8M*3 High-quality Cable 3PCS/Pack http://s.aliexpress.com/IFfymANN?fromSns=Copy to Clipboard
(from AliExpress Android)

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I have some Aukey cables and they are really good quality and with no problem they deliver 5V 2.4A. I don’t have device that can use higher amperage so don’t know about 3A.

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I prefer Aukey cables because of price/performance ratio.

Set of 5 high quality Aukey cables of different sizes cost around $7 in Aukey offical store at AE.
There are some other similiar quality brands like Blitzwolf, Anker … however like said, with replacing all micro usb cables in house it’s worth to check those (2m x 1 cable, 1m x 2 cable, 30cm x 2 cable) Aukey packs. Or if you don’t like size there’s a variety of other packs.
I don’t think you can get anything better for this or even some more money.

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Speadge wrote:
I don’t think you can get anything better for this or even some more money.

Yeah you can, which is why I said I pay more for anker cables earlier.
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Enderman wrote:
Speadge wrote:
I don’t think you can get anything better for this or even some more money.

Yeah you can, which is why I said I pay more for anker cables earlier.

Oh, one can pay more for Aukey cable too, however my statement about p/p above stand.
Don’t get me wrong, I am familiar with Anker excellence too, however there’s nothing what can beat proven price/quality ratio of Aukey cables I believe.

Example of comparable high quality, but still half cheaper Aukey cable:

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Eth90 wrote:
Monoprice. They have cheap real basic cables, and a little more expensive premium cables.

+1. I buy all my cables from them.

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I can vouch for BlitzWolf and Tronsmart Thumbs Up
But something I can’t seem to find is a good quality short cable. For example 10-20cm.. for using with powerbanks.
If someone knows please share a link – micro and usb-c both Smile

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NikolaS wrote:
This is the best cables I have ever used !!!

20Awg, 3pcs for 7-8$

Tronsmart TS-MUPP2 USB 2.0 Gold Plated Male to Micro USB Cable 6FT*3 1.8M*3 High-quality Cable 3PCS/Pack http://s.aliexpress.com/IFfymANN?fromSns=Copy to Clipboard
(from AliExpress Android)

I heard some good things about Tronsmart cables too, however never used one. Price seems okay. Next time when I will be shopping around for longer USB cables I may use your url instead of my usual (Aukey Silly ) pick.

@zipelgas in suggested Aukey 5-cables pack (link above) you can get two decent quality 30cm micro usb cables for a really nice price.

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Speadge wrote:

Oh, one can pay more for Aukey cable too, however my statement about p/p above stand.
Don’t get me wrong, I am familiar with Anker excellence too, however there’s nothing what can beat proven price/quality ratio of Aukey cables I believe.

Example of comparable high quality, but still half cheaper Aukey cable:!


That one looks a lot better than the first one you posted.
What is the model name?
Also, that looks like a braid, not a PVC jacket.
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Ravpower, lately they’ve seemed to have gone from a plastic plug to an all metal design, feels a lot sturdier and more positive plugging in.
Used anker and decent but similar to what ravpower used to be.

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I bought a 2m! 20awg micro usb cable for powering an overclocked raspberry pi from this store: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/juicebitz/USB-Cables-/_i.html?_fsub=10773535012

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Ugreen cables, quite good for the low price: https://ugreen.aliexpress.com/store/301635

I would not buy longer than 1.5m ones due to the wire gauge used.

Their “standard” charger has been reviewed by HKJ, came up good.

 

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Check Dodge Reviews — he has reviewed a lot of micro-USB (and other) cables, and has compiled a spreadsheet table of the ones he tested:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sMiiesIp5Aw-1RFCKMxQPyPC0_VR_0si...

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I’ve also tried an Anker PowerLine+ 1m micro-usb, TronSmart 1.8m micro-USB cable, and BlitzWolf BW-CB7 1m micro-usb cable, which are excellent (Anker PowerLine is the best in terms of least voltage drop).

I also bought and tried out JianHan reversible micro-USB cable (1m, 2m) and these were excellent (at par or better than the TronSmart/BlitzWolf) and just slightly less than the Anker in current-load/voltage drop test. I was very satisfied with my first order, that I ordered again. Unfortunately the second batch had erratic quality — its 2m micro-USB cable had a significant voltage drop (the first batch 2m micro-USB was excellent), so my guess is that they indeed cut costs

— eg. the 1st order JianHan “JH-002” 2m cable weighed 48.7grams and had minimal voltage drop considering its length. The 2nd batch JH-002 2m cable weighed only 33.3g — significant cost cutting.
- the 1st order JianHan “JH-002” 1m cable weighed 27.7grams and the voltage drop is just slightly below the Anker PowerLine+ (slightly better than the BlitzWolf and TronSmart I mentioned above). But the 2nd order JH-002 1m now weighs only 19.8g and while voltage drop is still “OK” among the “ordinary” 1m cables, it’s definitely not excellent — more on the average or below-average.

So, I ordered the JianHan reversible micro-USB cable from the AliExpress JianHan official store. It looks like they may do an excellent first batch, but subsequently reduce the quality (significantly!) on later batches.

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I don’t know about voltage drop, but the Anker powerlines have excellent connectors that don’t seem to wear out like others. With kids at home at home beating on them with their devices, these Anker cables seem really good.

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In addition to the aforementioned Anker & Monoprice I’m also a fan of Veckle (formerly iOrange) cables.

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VERY happy with the Blitzwolf cables I’ve purchased in the last few months!

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Thanks Everyone for all the nice comments. Much appreciated! I will Blitzwolf cables a try!

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Zelda wrote:
I bought a 2m! 20awg micro usb cable for powering an overclocked raspberry pi from this store: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/juicebitz/USB-Cables-/_i.html?_fsub=10773535012

I just ordered the 10 cm 20 AWG ones. Hoping they’re good

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zipelgas wrote:
I can vouch for BlitzWolf and Tronsmart Thumbs Up But something I can’t seem to find is a good quality short cable. For example 10-20cm.. for using with powerbanks. If someone knows please share a link – micro and usb-c both Smile

I did find some from the UK. Link in previous comment.