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    Fast charge USB to micro USB cable recommendations

    Hello
    So fed up with cables only lasting a few weeks.
    Charge speed diminishes as soon as the cables get bent a few times, or the lugs wear out so that the cable falls out. Some even totally break after a few uses.
    I won't mention the failing brands, but the only one I've used that is a bit good is Porta Pow - but there must be better.
    I'm fairly careful on the road, but I need a cable that take the slight punishment of being squashed and kinked in to a pocket.
    So, would please appreciate any recommendations of hard wearing cables, used on the go, that continue to fast charge and do not fall out and as to how long they last(ed).
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    Re: Fast charge USB to micro USB cable recommendations

    I don't go through all that many USB cables in general TBH, and most of what I use are the manufacturer-supplied ones, but a couple that I've bought have been ones made by Anker, and seem pretty tough. From what I saw with reviews that seems to be the case too. As well as their basic cables (which still boast good reliability), they do fabric sheathed cables which are possibly tougher again. YMMV of course.

    In general I avoid cheap/no-name cables anyway TBH as I've had one too many experiences with them not working properly.

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    Re: Fast charge USB to micro USB cable recommendations

    Just get something made by Anker, they're usually pretty premium and have never let me down. I use this one:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Braid...nker+micro+usb

    But these would also do:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-3-Pac...icro+usb&psc=1

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    Re: Fast charge USB to micro USB cable recommendations

    I usually find that braided cables deal with the abuse of being thrown into pockets and bags far better then non braided. They are fairly cheap on Amazon too. You can bend them without inflicting any kinks onto the cable. I also find the ones with moulded plugs seem to last longer too. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Fast charge USB to micro USB cable recommendations

    I've used the Amazon Basics range without problem, but in general I've found the cheaper the cable the worse the performance. I had one cheap longer cable failed to work from out of the packet - thin conductors and too much voltage drop!
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    Re: Fast charge USB to micro USB cable recommendations

    I got mine from Amazon but they are by a company called SAMAR. It's a red braided cable and been running great for a couple of months now. Fantastic for fast charging. It's their 1.5m micro USB cable.

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    Re: Fast charge USB to micro USB cable recommendations

    The last lot I bought were Juicebitz which seemed to have decent construction. I don't put them through the sort of use you do though, so I'm just offering them as an option rather than a recommendation.

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