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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.

What kind of results can you expect with our Advanced Cable Tester v2? 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 v2 – how easy it is to use and the details you can analyze with it - take a look at our video.

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