Power cable question

Nnelg77

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Just got my new Pixel 2XL – this thing is amazing!

One question: what cable do I need to get to hook it up to my laptop that only has USB ports? I'm coming from an iPhone so everything is very new to me.
 

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You need an USB-C to USB-A cable... the one that comes with your charger should do just fine IF your computer has USB-A ports (AKA 'normal' USB ports). If you have a new computer with USB-C ports (like a Samsung tablet or the new Macbooks) then you need a male-to-female USB-C cable (which doesn't come in the box and you'd need to buy).
 

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You need an USB-C to USB-A cable... the one that comes with your charger should do just fine IF your computer has USB-A ports (AKA 'normal' USB ports). If you have a new computer with USB-C ports (like a Samsung tablet or the new Macbooks) then you need a male-to-female USB-C cable (which doesn't come in the box and you'd need to buy).

The cable that comes in the box is all USB-C...
 

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Oh, crap! Thanks for that correction... in that case, OP, you should have what you need in the box if your computer has an USB-C port! I'm told there is also an A-to-C adapter in the box, but that is Female-A to Male-C, so that won't work if you have 'normal' ports. For that you'd need a Male-A to Male-C cable. And that's the one you'd need to buy.
 

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Oh, crap! Thanks for that correction... in that case, OP, you should have what you need in the box if your computer has an USB-C port! I'm told there is also an A-to-C adapter in the box, but that is Female-A to Male-C, so that won't work if you have 'normal' ports. For that you'd need a Male-A to Male-C cable. And that's the one you'd need to buy.

Is there a particular brand(s) that will only work? I've heard someone here at work say the Pixel2 won't work with certain brands of cables - not sure how true that is.
 

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Yup, you'll need either a Male-USB-A-to-Male-USB-C cable or a Female-USB-C-to-Male-USB-A adapter to use with your current cable.
 

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You need an USB-C to USB-A cable... the one that comes with your charger should do just fine IF your computer has USB-A ports (AKA 'normal' USB ports). If you have a new computer with USB-C ports (like a Samsung tablet or the new Macbooks) then you need a male-to-female USB-C cable (which doesn't come in the box and you'd need to buy).
No you are totally wrong. The adapter in the box is is usb-a to usb-c. You can get a c to a adapter from Amazon for a few quid for 3. Anker do some.

The cable that comes with the phone is usb-c to usb-c and would work directly with a laptop that has usb-c ports

Finally buy a cable that supports fast charging or usb 3.0 or 3.1 to support the pixel 2

Below is a c to a adapter

The grey cable is usb-a to usb-c. The white cable is c to c which comes in the box.
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