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Old 01-14-2020, 06:26 PM   #16
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I bought, from Amazon, several cables which fit both.there a sort of double end so You can pull of the usb c bit to reveal a micro usb behind it, or vice versa. we have one in the car. My wife's phone now is usb c, but previous phone was not, and it's less confusing to have these cables than to double up.
Did not look at standards, just at customer reviews, and they have been fine so far.

Amazon call them 2 in 1 charger cables.

You will probably be horrified.

But for me , if there are no reviews saying that devices got fried, it's an acceptable risk
Can you post a link? Is it one of the cables that has an adaptor attached to it? If it's a true double-ended cable or a Y-cable, then it's said that they are not safe to use for 5V devices.
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Old 01-15-2020, 02:18 AM   #17
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i tried to link but the link to my actual purchase bring up the wrong item
an amazon search for 2 in 1 charging cables will show several with the double ends
here's a similar one
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/CHOETECH-...9069155&sr=8-5

actually i made 2 similar purchases. the link to the other buy works, but it shows as unavailable.
Charger Charging Cable 2 in 1 Micro Usb And Type C For Huawei P20 P10 P9 P8 Mate 20 9 10 lite Pro Plus Honor 8 View 8X,Sony Xperia L1 L2 XA1 XA2 Plus Ultra XZ XZ1 XZ2 X Compact Premium

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/produc...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

they are not y cables in that you cannot use both ends at once. the C end pins connect via the B end and you remove it to use B

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Old 01-15-2020, 06:46 AM   #18
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i tried to link but the link to my actual purchase bring up the wrong item
an amazon search for 2 in 1 charging cables will show several with the double ends
here's a similar one
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/CHOETECH-...9069155&sr=8-5

actually i made 2 similar purchases. the link to the other buy works, but it shows as unavailable.
Charger Charging Cable 2 in 1 Micro Usb And Type C For Huawei P20 P10 P9 P8 Mate 20 9 10 lite Pro Plus Honor 8 View 8X,Sony Xperia L1 L2 XA1 XA2 Plus Ultra XZ XZ1 XZ2 X Compact Premium

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/produc...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

they are not y cables in that you cannot use both ends at once. the C end pins connect via the B end and you remove it to use B
The first cable you linked I would not buy. Too many negative reviews. The second, maybe. Those types of cables are OK as long as the adapter is OK.
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:45 AM   #19
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the 2nd one is one i actually bought, the first was just a "similar to" example.

with this sort of stuff you can find dozens of similar items at amazon , all from brands you have not heard of( probably re-brands all from same factory) and when you go back a few months later they are unavailable - their place has been taken by a few dozen "new" brands
it does make wise shopping tricky, since you can't always trust the reviews either
I just rechecked ( at UK ) but amazon basics don't offer a 2 in 1 cable.
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the 2nd one is one i actually bought, the first was just a "similar to" example.

with this sort of stuff you can find dozens of similar items at amazon , all from brands you have not heard of( probably re-brands all from same factory) and when you go back a few months later they are unavailable - their place has been taken by a few dozen "new" brands
it does make wise shopping tricky, since you can't always trust the reviews either
I just rechecked ( at UK ) but amazon basics don't offer a 2 in 1 cable.
I've tried to avoid those that have too many negative customer reviews. But there's hardly any that have none, so one still has to take a risk.
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i always start with reading the 1 star reviews
if I am not scared off, i work up through the better ones , then decide whether to buy or not.
but yes, at some point you have to take a risk
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With USB-C, you should not take the first cable you come across. You have to really look hard. UBS-C obviously stands for USB-Crap.

It's awful that a lot of cables can damage your equipment. This is why I prefer to avoid USB-C if at all possible.
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I hate the game of trying to put a reader back on charge ,in a dark room, with all the "which way up does it go " nonsense

I used to try colouring one side of the micro usb plugs to help, but there is no consistency in which way up the sockets get added to devices
I felt your pain! Then I bought a pack of these babies. Reversible micro USB. Each side is up: Reversible Micro USB Cables (if you buy this exact item, be warned, it's a three pack where each cord is a different length, small, medium and long. Needed that for the car, the nightstand and so-on)
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