No. of Recommendations: 0
DoLoop,

IOW, if I go to buy a new USB cable, how can I be sure to get the right kind?

Buy from monoprice.com

If it's a charge-only cable, they will say so. Devices drawing more than 900 mA (I think it is) are supposed to do that in a charge-only mode, with no data connection, no matter what cable you use.

I don't think there are any USB1 cables, you just just USB2 cables for low-speed devices.

USB3 has different connectors than USB2, which are usually color coded blue (inside). Don't get a USB3 cable unless the phone and your computer uses USB3. You can use USB2 cables with USB3 devices, they just won't go at the higher speed.

Phil
Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.