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u/chx_ · 1 pointr/UsbCHardware

My dock writeup is always useful if you need more understanding of what's going on but my answer below is standalone.

So 4k @ 60 and gigabit Ethernet can't happen on a single cable without Thunderbolt. (Well, kind of can because USB 2.0 to gigabit Ethernet is sold but it's not going to be 1000 mbit/s when USB 2.0 is 480 mbit/s.)

So yes, your best bet is to use a USB C to HDMI 2.0 adapter and a simple USB C hub with gigabit + a few USB A ports. One of them needs to support power. Now, the super cheap and compact gigabit-A hubs don't support power however the price difference in PD HDMI 2.0 vs non PD is very small thus we will put the power in the monitor adapter.

  1. Cable Matters 4 Port USB C Hub Ethernet
  2. CHOETECH USB C to HDMI Adapter(4K@60Hz) with PD Charging or if you want it in a single cable, similar price Type C to HDMI Cable(4K*2K@60Hz),CHOETECH 6ft/ 1.8m Type C to HDMI PD Cable. It's a matter of preference really: do you want the charger to be close to the laptop or is it fine on the monitor -- the cable puts the charger circuit in the HDMI plug.

    That's 52-55 CAD altogether.

    > Hopefully a new one would be small and light, I liked how those Dart chargers that came out a couple years ago looked

    I've promised to bring over my wikipost from flyertalk to this subreddit, hopefully this weekend, until then read it over there, it has a list of the small chargers. If by Canada you mean Vancouver, BC then I can show you the Mu One before you shell out the considerably money for it. Or if it's really the Finsix dart you want, the Innergie 60C is your best bet.
u/queuebitt · 7 pointsr/UsbCHardware

A regular USB-C power bank at 15W won't keep up with a lot of use cases of the laptop. It'll charge the laptop while asleep. Otherwise it'll hold the line or slow down battery drain more often than charge while you use.

No power bank currently on the market will match the power needs a 15-inch laptop with a 90W power adapter has. The upcoming HyperJuice will, as it outputs up to 100W. But it is not released, expensive, and untested by third parties so I wouldn't rush into that.

Your best option right now is a 45W output power bank. They work well with 13-inch laptops, charging while in use. They are still 15W shy of ideal for a 15-inch laptop, but better than any other option. They'll charge while in use under more conditions, but not all conditions. They'll charge fast enough when the laptop is asleep.

I would recommend looking at two specific power banks:

dodocool 20100 45W Type-C PD

  • 45W output, 30W input
  • My review, focused on the Nintendo Switch but also tested with my own 13-inch MacBook Pro

    ZMI QB820

  • 45W output and input
  • My review, focused on the Nintendo Switch but also tested with my own 13-inch MacBook Pro
  • USB hub function, plug a USB-A device into the power bank and it connects to the laptop

    For efficiency try one of two charge approaches and see which works better for you.

  1. Plug in the power bank while laptop is at 100%. This will drain the power bank first.
  2. Only plug in the power bank to recharge the laptop up to 80%. At 80% disconnect. Charging any device from 80-100% is the least efficient period.
u/frankensteinjump · 3 pointsr/UsbCHardware

The cable is molded into the device. I have an extension cable on it but that also was advertised as safe for phones and laptops.

I got this from a local best buy because the laptop came with a very short cable and I was annoyed by it. Not the best one on the market but it had good reviews. I guess I should be happy that when the phone fried it shut down and didn't provide power. probably saved the house.

Now it does work again. I unplugged it and then plugged it in, it does charge my switch controller (cheapest usbc device in the house).

u/meatwaddancin · 1 pointr/UsbCHardware

Hmmm, my understanding was that they can't do 5V 1A, but seem likes you know more about this than I do. I'm certainly not trying to argue at the technical level, and would love an explanation as to why it wouldn't charge (as well as the other 5W only devices I own).


All I can tell you is that the following chargers will not charge it:

Google 45W USB-C Power Adapter

Google Universal 22.5 W Dual Port USB Type-C Charger

Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1

Innergie 60C

RAVPower Wall Charger Adapter 45W Type-C

Inateck 60W Dual USB C Charger

Scosche PowerVolt Power Delivery

Anker PowerPort II (USB C didn't charge, USB A did charge)


I can list the various cables I tried too, but to keep it short I used 2.0, 3.1 Gen 2, and Thunderbolt 3 cables from Google, Anker, ReTrak, and j5create.

u/Chaphasilor · 1 pointr/UsbCHardware

So this has only 2 USB2.0 ports, but that's enough for M&KB. Fits your budget pretty well too :)

Another option would be using this with a second hub that features all the other ports you need. It's small and relatively cheap, so all in all you could still keep your budget. You're also more flexible this way, although you'll need two dongles...

u/tricky020 · 3 pointsr/UsbCHardware

Yeah I will probably end up using an HDMI cable but then I would have two cables coming from the monitor (one HDMI cable from the monitor to the hub and a second USB-C cable coming from the monitor to the hub).

I guess I have been watching too much Setup Wars on YouTube and was hoping for just one USB-C hub that everything could connect to. Purely aesthetic reasons only. Something like this would be great if it was not so expensive.

u/jaroszda · 1 pointr/UsbCHardware

Yeah, I also decided to get the SuperTank for $89, which seems like a solid deal. So far the best charger for the price I've found is this one, but it's 90W. I'm sure there will be a 100W charger out soon with a comparable price.

u/titleunknown · 6 pointsr/UsbCHardware

No, it can't be done because you need a certain gauge of wire (i think 20awg) to handle the 20V 5A 100W load to meet spec and not be a fire hazard. It just goes against physics to have a thin and flexible cable to support the full spec. There's 12 conductors(or more) in a full spec wire. Those used for power need to be no less than 20awg and i would assume the others would be 28awg (maybe 30)

The only reason Apple's included cables are as flexible as they are is that they are usb 2.0 spec. This would be an similar cable it's just 2.0 spec

If you don't need the data you can get more flexible cables that are 2.0 spec but still offer 100w support.

u/LaughingMan11 · 9 pointsr/UsbCHardware

If you harvested a male plug from a USB-A to USB-C cable, that plug has the wrong resistor configuration for what you want to do here.

The A-to-C cable has a single resistor called an Rp, with a value of 56 kΩ, tied between the CC pin and the Vbus pin. The cable is used to convert a USB-A power source (like a phone charger) and data host (like your PC's USB-A port) to a connect to a USB-C sink like your phone.

In this case, you actually want the USB-C port on your phone to act as a power source, so your keyboard needs a pull-down resistor, in the spec called a Rd resistor, with value 5.1 kΩ, sitting between CC and Gnd.

In the parlance of the USB Type-C spec, your A-to-C cable was a "Legacy Host Adapter" whereas what you needed to harvest from is a "Legacy Device Adapter"

Basically, if you took this cable, and sliced off the C plug and spliced like you did, it'll probably work:

u/BlazerOrb · 2 pointsr/UsbCHardware

Deciding between CableCreations hub for the braided cable, and Cable Matters hub for the plastic body.

All of those chargers seem decent. I like the price of the RAV charger. I've only had a need for international plugs once in my life, but it's not impossible. The space savings on the RAV might do it though. I would definitely choose the Innergie for the form factor and the power if it weren't double the price, but now it's a toss up.

Also just saw this Dart-style charger on, $27 USD for chinese 60W 3.07" x 1.53" x 1.1" charger, vs. Innergie $110 USD 60W 2.36" x 1.18” x 1.18". Both ship to Canada, but hilariously cost $224CAD and $91CAD on

u/amb9800 · 3 pointsr/UsbCHardware

I've been looking for something similar (<400g, 30+ W PD, pass-through charging).

Haven't come across anything quite perfect, but so far I've found (in increasing price order):

u/XinhuaNewsAgent · 2 pointsr/UsbCHardware

Was this you? Lol.



1.0 out of 5 starsRuined my phone.

November 29, 2018

Verified Purchase

I was using this to charge a phone and fell asleep. Woke up to a fried phone. Luckily the charger I was using was high quality, or this cable could have burned my house down. Zero stars, do not buy.

u/Fertyl · 2 pointsr/UsbCHardware

May be You can try this way :

  1. AmazonBasics USB 3.0 Extension Cable - A-Male to A-Female - 3.3 Feet (1 Meter)

  2. 2 Pack USB-C USB 3.1 Type C Female to USB 3.0 A Male Adapter Converter Support Data Sync & Charging

  3. USB C to USB 3.0 Adapter

u/murkaje · 10 pointsr/UsbCHardware

USB 3.0 in the hub means that 2 of the 4 high-speed pairs coming from the USB-C connection are used for it, leaving only 2 for DisplayPort alt mode. With 2 pairs DisplayPort 1.2 has only enough bandwidth to do 4k30.

If you are willing to drop USB 3.0 -> 2.0 so all 4 pairs go to DisplayPort which means 4k60, something like this will work:

Although this one has caused me some random display flickers, but nothing too troubling so far, maybe 1-2 flickers per day. It just might be the monitors and daisy chain setup i have so check if there are similar products, check the reviews, etc. first.

u/graingert · 3 pointsr/UsbCHardware

Goliton® USB-C USB 3.1 Type C Female to USB 3.0 A Male Data Adapter for Macbook Tablet Mobile Phone

No idea if it's safe though

u/tockef · 1 pointr/UsbCHardware

What's the difference between this and the ZMI QB820. ZMI is supposed to be owned by Xiaomi, no?

In any case, this is what I have, and I have been super satisfied. It has no trouble charging my 15" Macbook Pro:

u/Rippie0 · 1 pointr/UsbCHardware

So this will not work then :(
Goliton® USB-C USB 3.1 Type C Female to USB 3.0 A Male Data Adapter for Macbook Tablet Mobile Phone

u/markus_b · 1 pointr/UsbCHardware

I see, so my cable list should look like this:

  • Basic cable, HiSpeed only, 3 amps (60W), no e-mark (passive wires only) (Amazon example)
  • Basic cable, HiSpeed only, 5 amps (100W), with e-mark (Amazon example)
  • SuperSpeed cable, 3 amps (60W), with e-mark, up to 2m
  • SuperSpeed cable, 5 amps (100W), with e-mark, up to 2m
  • SuperSpeed+ cable, 3 amps (60W), with e-mark, up to 1m (Amazon example)
  • SuperSpeed+ cable, 5 amps (100W), with e-mark, up to 1m (Amazon example)

    Will a SuperSpeed+ cable work for Thunderbolt 3, or is there an additional requirement (and corresponding e-mark) ?

    While I do understand the technical realities, this is complex for consumers...
u/Oaslin · 1 pointr/UsbCHardware

This is their Gen 2 in 1ft length.

They also have 3ft.

All in a variety of colors. Noticeably thicker than their gen 1 cables.

u/JewishDan18 · 2 pointsr/UsbCHardware

The standard on /r/onebag is the card 4 pro

u/Clown_corder · 1 pointr/UsbCHardware

This is the one I bought

It's build quality is not the best (connector is a bit wobble) but it's been accurate so far.

u/Leggo213 · 2 pointsr/UsbCHardware -power bank

Lightning to C cable I use an Anker, a Mophie one and the apple one. If you need links let me know

Usb -C power delivery wall charger

Now I understand what you’re saying, and I know that it will charge the phone fast, so maybe I shouldn’t have said charge fast because I know the difference. However, since iOS doesn’t really indicate any other way your phone is PD charging it’s really hard to tell