Perfect for iPhone 15 | A USB-C Cable with LED Display Buying Guide
With the new USB-C port in the iPhone 15, not only does it provide convenience and cost savings for accessory manufacturers, but it also allows users to no longer need multiple cables for different devices. A single cable can now meet various devices' charging needs, significantly enhancing the user experience.
However, various devices, including smartphones, have different charging protocols, and chargers are in a similar situation. Users often struggle to determine if the selected charger supports fast charging and the actual charging power. USB cables with LED displays, as an innovative charging cable, can monitor important parameters such as charging power in real-time, providing users with various conveniences.
In this article, ChargerLAB has compiled a list of five outstanding C-C LED display charging cables available in the market, supporting various devices, including the iPhone 15 series. The ranking is not in any particular order and is sorted alphabetically.
AOHI MAGLINE+ USB-C LED Display Cable (100W)
The AOHI MAGLINE+ USB-C LED Display Cable is wrapped in a braided exterior, offering higher wear resistance and flexibility. It can withstand up to 10,000 bends. It also contains aramid fiber for added strength and durability, protecting the internal wires from damage.
This cable is clearly a USB-C to USB-C type, which is currently the most widely used cable type. It features an E-marker chip, supporting a maximum power transmission specification of 20V5A, 100W. This cable can provide full-power fast charging for smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Its standout feature is the integrated LED display that shows the current device's charging power in real-time, providing users with accurate data reference and compatibility information.
Baseus 100W USB-C to USB-C Cable with LED Display
The Baseus 100W USB-C to USB-C Cable is made of nylon braided material, enhancing its tensile strength to withstand thousands of bends. The USB-C connector is made of high-purity zinc alloy, offering fast heat dissipation. The LED display shows real-time charging power, making charging speed visible and allowing users to check for compatibility with fast charging. It comes in two lengths, 1m and 2m.
In terms of performance, it supports 20V5A, 100W charging power and can transmit a 5A charging current. It is compatible with fast charging protocols from brands like Huawei and Xiaomi. Regarding data transfer, it adheres to USB 2.0 specifications.
Mcdodo Digital Pro USB-C to USB-C Cable 100W
The Mcdodo Digital Pro USB-C to USB-C Cable is a black nylon braided cable with a balance of flexibility and sturdiness. It includes a black fabric magic tape for convenient storage. The USB-C connector is made of high-purity zinc alloy, providing features like corrosion resistance, durability, and rapid heat dissipation. The connector and cable connection are thickened and injection-molded, making it more durable. The LED display shows real-time charging power, making charging speed visible. It comes in two color options, textured silver, and tech black.
In terms of performance, it supports 20V5A, 100W charging power and can transmit a 5A current. Data transfer follows USB 2.0 standards. Overall, the standout feature of this fast-charging cable is its ability to measure the real-time power when charging devices, making it user-friendly and easy to understand, especially for novice users.
Mcdodo Digital HD Silicone USB-C to USB-C Cable 100W
The Mcdodo Digital HD Silicone USB-C to USB-C Cable is made entirely of soft liquid silicone, offering excellent flexibility and a comfortable feel. The USB-C connector is made of high-purity zinc alloy, providing efficient heat dissipation. It comes in three Macaron-inspired colors: blue, pink, and purple, with two length options, 1.2m and 1.8m.
In terms of performance, it supports 20V5A, 100W charging power. Its key feature is the ability to measure real-time charging power, allowing users to check for fast charging support. It is user-friendly and easy to understand, especially for novice users.
ChargerLAB POWER-Z AK001 Test Cable (240W)
Finally, there is the ChargerLAB POWER-Z AK001 Test Cable, a highly acclaimed cable produced by ourselves. It features a transparent matte design on its display, providing visibility into the internal PCB. It supports various functions like tapping, long-pressing, and double-tapping the back button, displaying different information screens, including cable specifications, current direction, protocol, voltage, current, power, and temperature.
In terms of practicality, it supports a fast charging power of 240W, which is currently the highest charging specification under the widespread adoption of USB PD 3.0. Coupled with USB 2.0 data transfer speeds, it is an excellent choice for users' daily needs. It is a great choice for those who want to understand charging information without the need for professional testing equipment, like the KM003C. Even for novice users, it is simple and easy to understand.
Summary of ChargerLAB
Faced with a variety of different connector types and incompatible fast charging protocols on the market, it's actually quite challenging for regular users to determine whether a given charger supports fast charging for their devices. The introduction of USB cables with LED displays has made it possible for regular users to easily and cost-effectively assess and select the right charger. Now, they can have real-time insights into their device's charging status, providing a solution to the compatibility issue.
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