AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cable - 6 Feet (1.8 Meters), White

AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cable - 6 Feet (1.8 Meters), White
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Average customer review:
(4.0 stars, based on 43927 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #1 in Cell Phone Accessories
  • Size: 6 Feet
  • Color: White
  • Brand: AmazonBasics
  • Model: L6LMF002-CS-R
  • Dimensions: .20" h x .33" w x 72.00" l,

Features

  • Apple MFi certified charging and syncing cable for your Apple devices
  • Apple MFi certification ensures complete charge and sync compatibility with iPhone 7 Plus / 7 / 6s Plus / 6s / 6 Plus / 6 / 5s / 5c / 5 / iPad Pro / iPad Air / Air 2 / iPad mini / mini 2 / mini 4 / iPad 4th gen / iPod Touch 5th gen / iPod nano 7th gen and Beats Pill+
  • Connects to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning Connector and charges/syncs by connecting the USB connector into your wall charger or computer
  • Compact Lightning Connector head works with nearly all cases
  • An additional layer of protection has been added to the Lightning and USB ends to improve durability and reduce fraying; Cables have been tested to bend 95-degrees 4,000 times
  • Backed by an AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

844 of 855 people found the following review helpful.
3One of Two Cables Defective
By Average Joe
I was put off by the bad reviews and the pictures of damaged cables, but since the positive reviews outnumbered the bad reviews I ordered up.

I ordered a 2-pack of the 6’ Lightning cables in black and was pleased by the overall quality look of these cables. (They are a little stiffer than the original Apple cable.) I charged my iPad with one of the cables and had no issues. The DROK USB Tester I had inline showed the iPad to be charging at a little over 5 volts and 2.32 amps, and the charging indicator showed green with no incompatibility warnings.

So I decided to start working on a positive 5-star review showing the pictures of the charging status along with the DROK USB Tester indicating the voltage and current. When I plugged in the 2nd charge cable however the charging amperage dropped from 2.32 amps to .08 amps (not good). I flipped the cable over and plugged it in and got 2.32 amps again, but it went back down to .08 amps when I plugged the cable back in the original position (AmazonBasics logo pointing up, see the pics below.)

I tried cleaning the contacts and used several different chargers with no change. I tested the same cable with my iPhone and the charging amperage jumped around from 1.18 to 1.45 amps. I also saw the source voltage vary slightly which is highly unusual.

Bottom line, I got a bad cable. I’m sending these back and will try again as I like the price. I’ll update this review once I test the new cables. And like all my reviews, I’ll make updates if I have any issues in the future.

Finally, I highly recommend getting a USB tester. (Just search USB Tester, it’s sold under several names.) Before I got this tester I had no idea if USB cables or chargers were good or bad. After getting a tester I discovered several of my chargers and cables were no good. Plus now I am able to determine which chargers and cables give the best charge.

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Update 5/26/2017:
I've been using the new replacement cables for a week and both are charging at full capacity with no issues. I'll keep checking the cables and if I experience any issues I'll update this review.

2141 of 2230 people found the following review helpful.
1Glad we caught it before a fire
By J V
End of the cable melted and started smoking. Glad we caught it before a fire. About 4 month old cable. Submitting a warranty claim but not sure if I will use even a replacement.

1165 of 1209 people found the following review helpful.
1Overheated and melted within a week
By Tony F
was charging iphone last night on nightstand and woke up to this. no damage to iphone thankfully.

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