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#273041 31-Jul-2020 21:40
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Hi Guys,

 

I had an interesting occurrence at work a colleague received his new phone Samsung A51 minus Charge Cord from IT Dept, not a problem I said as he needed it in a hurry just pop into PBTech and grab a replacement Type C cable he bought 2 one for the car once for normal charging.

 

Two days later I caught up with him and he said they didn't bloody work the phone would not charge, at this point I scratched my head and he showed me yes he was right two different cables connected to the Samsung charger not charging on the A51.  So I swapped it out for my Note 8 it worked fine and tried on an A30 again charged fine.

 

Then I found my Original Samsung Cable and connected it to the charger and the A51 started charging ??.

 

Has Samsung started some kind of cable recognition requiring you to only by genuine cables ?? what are your thoughts. 

 

 


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  #2532542 1-Aug-2020 07:22
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most cheap cables have little to no conducting metal wires. i have given up on 3rd party cabbles.





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  #2532569 1-Aug-2020 09:49
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If he disables fast charging, does the cable then work? (Can't confirm the A51 has fast charging sorry)


 
 
 
 




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  #2533015 2-Aug-2020 11:12
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Fair call @Batman but both those cables work well on a Note 8 and an A30 so something has changed.  Also @tehgerbil I havent got the phone so can't check.  

 

Basically just seems weird, I posted this as more of a curiosity / FYI for anyone getting one of these phones they may want to take their charger with them when they go out to get a cable to test first before getting home and finding it does not work.

 

 

 

 


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  #2533019 2-Aug-2020 11:40
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I find some 3rd party cables, USB-C especially, don't fit snugly in my Note 10+ port.  So in the car, for example, if I plug in while idle it's fine but as soon as I hit a pothole or something it disconnects which is super annoying while driving and listening to something via Android Auto.  So I've gone back to just using trusted brand cables.  


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  #2533033 2-Aug-2020 12:40
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Don't use 3rd party cables then :P


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  #2533066 2-Aug-2020 13:46
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I use Blitzwolf braided cables (2x 6ft) from bangg**d with wifes s10e and my s8. Very durable and cheap as chips. Worth a look. 


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  #2533343 2-Aug-2020 20:46
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I usually recommend samsung cables, but my less than one year old s10e USB-c cable has been playing up recently. Finicky things it seems. I've been having better luck with Baseus branded ones off Aliexpress. They seem to be good quality and support fast charging etc.

 
 
 
 


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  #2533349 2-Aug-2020 21:24
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1eStar: I usually recommend samsung cables, but my less than one year old s10e USB-c cable has been playing up recently. Finicky things it seems. I've been having better luck with Baseus branded ones off Aliexpress. They seem to be good quality and support fast charging etc.

 

not sure about good quality but if it works it works. i have ordered a couple of the Baseus and will report back in a few months if it arrives whether it works on my galaxy s10+ ....

 

i'm not holding my breath but worth a try





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