AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to Micro B Cable - 6 Feet

AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to Micro B Cable - 6 Feet
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List Price: $5.99
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Average customer review:
(3.5 stars, based on 951 reviews)

Product Details

  • Size: 6 Feet
  • Brand: AmazonBasics
  • Model: 24VMV3
  • Dimensions: 1.18" h x 6.69" w x 72.00" l, .12 pounds

Features

  • USB 2.0 cable with A Male to Micro B connectors; supports up to 480 Mbps data transmission speed
  • Ideal for charging Android phones and tablets or connecting PC peripherals such as hard drives, printers, and more
  • Gold-plated connectors resist corrosion for signal purity; smaller connector designed to fit smaller spaces
  • Compact connector head works with nearly all cases; Improved charging capability up to 2100 mA
  • Thinner and more flexible cable; cable length: 6 feet (1.82 meters); 1-year limited warranty

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

171 of 176 people found the following review helpful.
1Not the quality they used to be
By Amy C
I'm disappointed to write this review. I've been using Amazon Basic micro USB cables for many years. I've never had a problem with them until this year's orders. I ordered a one a couple of months ago. When it first arrived, it was significantly thinner than my previous purchases. It appeared to be of less quality but I gave it a shot because I trusted the Amazon Basics brand since I had been so happy with prior purchases.

Less than a month later, the cable quit working (worn out connector). I thoight I'd order another just in case the one I received was defective. I received the 2nd order Dec 2 and here again, 19 days later, the cable quit charging. Again, it has a bad connector. I gave it a try twice. No more. I would NOT recommend this cable.

59 of 61 people found the following review helpful.
4Decent cables. Physically well built, but a little low on current carrying capacity.
By Dustin Wehmeyer
Cable is physically well built. Inserts securely and positively on both USB connectors.

Only downside is that the current carrying is a just a little bit on the low side. @1.92 amps, the voltage drops to 4.75v. Which is about the minimum voltage required for USB. My test power supply is capable of supplying over 3A @ >5.0v (tested). Ideally I would like to see 2.1A at no less than 4.9v.

Anyhow these work well enough, I am happy with them.

46 of 48 people found the following review helpful.
1Stopped Working After One Month (Loose Connection)
By Weird Ralph
Thinking the Amazon name was a good sign, I got these to use with my phone and Kindle. Apparently, these cables don't stand up to any sort of movement whatsoever, because the first one only lasted a little over a month before it stopped working. The second cable is still working, but I'm really careful not to move it at all while it's plugged in. Otherwise, I suspect it'll stop charging as well.

Very disappointed. These cables are not recommended.

Edit: Amazon sent me some replacement cables. They don't work, either. The problem appears to be a loose connection where the plug goes into my phone. The plugs/cables seem to work okay for a few weeks, but then they fail. Luckily, I have other cables that do make a solid connection (which is how I know the problem isn't with my phone).

Edit #2: I've discovered that if you put a very slight crimp in the micro-USB plug, the connection seems to become a lot more reliable. Of course, "very slight" is pretty subjective - and, quite frankly, I don't really recommend that anyone else do this. Just thought I'd add the comment as more confirmation that the problem is in the loose-fitting plug.

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