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Buying Guide: Lightning™ Charging Cables


What is the best type of charging cable?

Out of the many types of USB charging cables, ones with USB-A or USB-C compatibility are among the best.

USB-C charging cables are becoming increasingly popular thanks to their fast-charging capabilities, easy-to-use designs, and sturdy, high-quality builds, with many consumers preferring them over USB-A, USB-B, and micro-USB cables. However, USB-A cables were originally the main type of charging cables that most phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices would use for charging. USB-A ports can still be found on many newer devices.

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  • Extra cable length for increased reach.
  • High-speed charging for a jolt of power whenever you need it.
  • Charge anywhere with the universal USB-A plug.
  • Protects your cable from the wear and tear of daily use.

Lightning™ cables are also some of the most common cables around, thanks to the ever-growing catalog of Apple products that typically require a Lightning™ connection. These two types of cables tend to be incredibly durable, and are some of the most highly rated cable types out there.

Depending on the type of device you have, it’s likely that you’ll have either a USB-C or Lightning™ cable laying around your house or car somewhere. A lot of them may have a USB-A plug, but remember that more companies in the future will likely turn to USB-C charging cables for newer products.

How do I buy a good charging cable?

To buy the best charging cable, you should look at its:

  • price
  • material
  • charging type
  • compatibility with your devices
  • power output
  • length

These are all important factors to keep in mind and compare when looking at different charging cables, whether it’s a Lightning™, USB-C, or USB-A cable. If you want reliable and streamlined charging for all your Apple devices, then our PWRSync 6 ft. Tough Lightning™ Cable is the best choice for you!

With a 6 ft. length, 12W power delivery, and fast charging efficiency for your iPhone, iPad, or other compatible devices, it can be connected to any USB-A power source to charge your devices with much more freedom. Plus, its high quality and tangle-resistant braided nylon protects your cable from the wear and tear of daily use.

Along with an eco-friendly & PVC-free design, this lightweight and durable cable is the perfect choice for keeping your Apple products charged and ready to go all day long.

Does a longer cable mean slower charging?

A longer cable can, in some cases, lead to slower charging of your devices.

The longer your charging cable is, the greater the resistance that the electricity passing through it encounters. The more resistance that is encountered by this electricity, the less power it ultimately ends up providing to your device.

Although this isn’t always the case, it is usually what happens with a lot of charging cables on the market. The longer they get, the less power that reaches your device. Luckily, most cables are under 1-2 meters (3.3-6.6 ft.) in length, so you shouldn’t experience slow charging with your cable, as long as you purchase it from a respectable manufacturer.

Are more expensive charging cables worth it?

If you’re in the market for a new charging cable, then it’s totally worth it to shell out a few extra bucks for a durable, high-quality option that you’re confident will last a long time. More expensive cables tend to be made of sturdier material with a longer lifespan; plus, they likely won’t be damaged or lose charging efficiency as quickly as cheaper cables.

However, you should keep in mind that this is not always the case. There are some pricier cables out there that do not charge your devices as quickly as they should, or last as long as advertised. In the same vein, some super-cheap cables that may not seem like much at first glance may actually provide a great deal of value. Be sure to research the material that the cable is made out of before purchasing it, and see what other customers have to say about it.

Again, price shouldn’t be the sole deciding factor when it comes to buying a new charging cable – there are plenty of other important factors to consider too. But it’s definitely wise to spend a few extra bucks when you know that a more expensive charging cable will provide the durability and charging efficiency that you need for all your devices.

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