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Looks beautiful. Doesn't fast-charge my Nexus 5x
October 23, 2017
The seller reached out and sent me a replacement pair -- they clearly care about their product. I re-ran my tests. When I use the original Nexus 5x type-c to type-c cable, I get "Charging Rapidly" when connected to the type-c port on my laptop or when I use the original charger. OK, fair, this is a different cable, not an apples-to-apples comparison. However, I have another type-a to type-c cable, exactly this type. When I use that cable with my laptop, my MacBook, my powerbank, or a 2.0amp charger I get "Charging Rapidly" on my Nexus 5x. When I use this new *beautiful* cable with the same chargers, I get "Charging" at best and NEVER "Charging Rapidly".
Given "Nexus 5x" is listed in the compatibility list for this cable, I can't with a clear conscience recommend this cable for fast charging.
Beautiful looking cable. Doesn't do what I need. It doesn't fast charge. I have an existing cable, same type. I plug in to my adapter + Nexus 5x, Nexus 5x says "Charging rapidly". I swap in this cable, it only says "Charging". Same with other chargers and battery packs. This cable is a notch slower than my existing cable (for one batter pack, my old cable says "Charging" vs. this cable says "Charging slowly").