12-30-2015 09:15 PM
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  1. Hawgee's Avatar
    I just ordered a Nexus 6P. Which cable would I need to order from Amazon to connect to my computer USB?
    Along with the Charger and USB-C to USB-C, you will get a rather short USB-C to standard USB-2. Will not transfer data at USB-3 specs. The shorter cable will do it.
    Welcome home and enjoy the new phone.
    12-22-2015 01:53 AM
  2. bjrosen's Avatar
    If Benson hates it that's the cable you should buy. Technically Benson is correct, the USB 3.1 specifies that USB-A to USB-C cables should advertise 1.5A, not 3A, but this assumes crap USB chargers. Chargers are self limiting, they will only deliver their rated current, they won't blow up. Most chargers these days are rated for 2.5A and that's what they will deliver with a non-compliant cable which will quick charger the 6P. The compliant cables will deliver at most 1.5A and in fact it's usually less. I have a number cables, both compliant and non-compliant, and a collection of car chargers and I've tried a lot of combinations. A non-compliant cable with a 2.5A rated car charger fast charges the 6P and it's perfectly safe.

    I should mention that I was designing computers before Benson was born, I designed a couple of supercomputers, currently I do FPGA design for high performance systems so I know a thing or two about this.
    PhiPsi32 and Eclipse2K like this.
    12-29-2015 01:20 PM
  3. movelikeajager's Avatar
    Thanks for this info...Really useful! Which cables are you using now?
    12-30-2015 09:15 PM
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