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# 217897 17-Jul-2017 17:00
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Probably a silly question but my Google-fu is failing me on finding an answer ...


If I have a USB-C charger, and connect a USB-C to micro-USB cable to it, can I charge my Samsung S6 phone ?


I know I can charge USB-C devices via standard USB ports, but not found an answer for the other way around .. would rather find out before trying :-)







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  # 1823935 17-Jul-2017 17:04
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Other than the physical port differences requiring an adapter Type-C USB is fully backwards compatible to USB 2.0

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  # 1823956 17-Jul-2017 17:54
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I don't think a USB C to standard USB micro adapter is supposed to exist (for safety reasons - over charging non USB C devices). But just because they're not supposed to exist doesn't mean they won't be for sale on AliExpress etc.

They are backward compatible the other way only.


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  # 1823997 17-Jul-2017 18:57
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Yes they will. Charger will only out put over 5v with negotiation with a device and a cable that IDs that it is also good for it. Qc2.0 etc may throw a spanner in the works since it's not supposed to be done over type c but there are some devices out there that do.


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