What Are the Most Important Features About USB Standard-A and Micro-B Cables? And Type-C too?

What Are the Most Important Features About USB Standard-A and Micro-B Cables? And Type-C too?

For the vendor, the seller, and the consumer, everyone agrees – performance and safety are the most important features of any cable. With advancing technology and market demand, increasing number of devices are shipping with USB Type-C connectors and cables. The importance here is that USB Type-C cables carry more data and more power than previous generations of USB cables.

Whether you are working with USB cables or not, most likely you will soon have a personal device that has a Type-C connector. Most consumer electronics, including mobile phones, laptops, and tablets, are moving to using Type-C cables. According to the 2015 IHS Consumer Electronics Intelligence Service forecast, over 2 billion devices will support USB Type-C by 2019, which means we can expect at least a minimum of that number of cables. Be a smart consumer and make sure your cables are safe.

Be a responsible provider and only offer cables that meet the standards for safety and performance. For the benefit of developers, as well as suppliers and consumers, Total Phase engineers have been working feverishly to deliver the Standard-A and Micro-B Adapters for the Advanced Cable Tester.

What kind of results can you expect with our Advanced Cable Tester? Here’s a library of test results from our engineering team. If you want a bigger view, click here.

 Total Phase Advanced Cable Test Results

Please note, each test result is based on a single cable tested by Total Phase – they do not represent the entire manufactured lot.

For more information about the Advanced Cable Tester – how easy it is to use and the details you can analyze with it - take a look at our video.

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Have any questions? Feel free to email us at sales@totalphase.com, or if you already own one of our devices and have a technical question, please submit a request for technical support.