Anyone here using USB-C?

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Postby Johnmcl7 » 13 Sep 2016, 18:28

I've just bought a Latitude 11 which is my first USB-C powered device and its main purpose is a spare PC at work so I'm thinking having a charger there will be handy however with it being USB-C, I'm wondering if I should look into something that can quick charge the phone as well as power the tablet particularly as the Note 4's replacement will likely be USB-C. At the moment I've been using Aukey so I'm wondering if there's something similar although I'm wary of the dire warnings about only using official Dell supplies when I know there's been issues with USB-C products not meeting spec in the states and damaging the devices.

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Postby EviL Ras » 13 Sep 2016, 21:52

I favour anker for all my charging needs. And surely as USB-C is now a standard, any charger should work?
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 13 Sep 2016, 23:18

Although USB-C is a standard, a lot of companies don't seem to be following the standard correctly:

http://gizmodo.com/a-google-engineer-is ... 1742719818

Also HP for example only support their own USB-C chargers:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3017182/ ... dream.html

I've looked at Anker who have this product:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Premium- ... op?ie=UTF8

The first catch is that it doesn't support QC, if you want QC you need an alternate product which surprise, surprise doesn't support USB-C :( The reviews are mixed for USB-C charging for higher power devices like the Core-m powered Latitude 11 as well, it seems you can't just use a normal USB port with a USB-C cable if you want to charge at the correct rate.

The more I read, the more I'm thinking it's probably easier just to go with a Dell charger as it's a lot cheaper than the Anker which doesn't do QC anyway.

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Postby robbo » 13 Sep 2016, 23:40

Before I bought my anker usb charger I looked into the USB-c and QC options as well for future proofing but ran into the same "it doesn't do both" so just plumped for a standaed usb port.

And no, never used USB-c.
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Postby Tappy » 14 Sep 2016, 09:26

My Windows 10 Mobile is USB-C, and yeah, I am wary about using non-official chargers. I only have one charger, which I use in work, but I have lots of Wireless chargers at home and I figure I'm more likely to need a quick charge in work.
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Postby jurassicjim » 14 Sep 2016, 11:26

You could potentially buy the products from the Google Play store. I have a few as I got the Nexus 6p. Needless to say they all work perfectly, feel very well built and great returns service and policy with Google.

https://store.google.com/collection/accessories

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Postby Tappy » 15 Sep 2016, 09:21

Ooo, Mrs T has just bought a Nexus, so she must have a USB-C. That's useful, we can share chargers again.
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Postby matt » 15 Sep 2016, 09:56

what's USB-C, is it like a cheap version of lightning?
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Postby jurassicjim » 15 Sep 2016, 10:33

matt wrote:Source of the post USB-C


Just a better version of lightning. I wish Apple would ditch the lightning port.

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Postby Johnmcl7 » 16 Sep 2016, 19:41

Aside from the Google stuff being pricier than the Dell kit, it doesn't support QC - it seems USB-C and QC are mutually exclusive.

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Postby jurassicjim » 19 Sep 2016, 09:10

i get quick charging on my phone with the Google chargers. Are there a couple of standards of it?

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Postby Johnmcl7 » 19 Sep 2016, 14:46

QC is a Qualcomm standard which came before USB-C.

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Postby jurassicjim » 20 Sep 2016, 10:04

So is all USB C technically quick charge?

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Postby Johnmcl7 » 20 Sep 2016, 18:42

No, USB-C is technically just the connector so it can be USB2 spec. Even USB 3.1 with a type-C connector doesn't guarantee anything as there's different power levels and capabilities that can be handled on the port.

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Postby steffcip » 21 Sep 2016, 11:28

I have 1+3 with usb-c
and using an aukey with QC 5 port charger and charges pretty fast
1+3 specs says: Dash Charge (5V 4A)

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