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Old Feb 8, 2014, 07:01 AM   #1
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Is there a way to tell if your charging cable is certified?

I've bought a bunch of charging cables over the past year. I never knew the importance of certified cables until recently. So now that I know, I wanted to toss the cables that are not certified. Is there a way to tell which ones are certified?
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Old Feb 8, 2014, 09:10 AM   #2
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I've bought a bunch of charging cables over the past year. I never knew the importance of certified cables until recently. So now that I know, I wanted to toss the cables that are not certified. Is there a way to tell which ones are certified?
You should get a pop up message that states the accessory is not certified and may not work properly when you plug it into an IOS device. Also the Lightning connector will usually look differently than the Apple version.
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Old Feb 8, 2014, 09:57 AM   #3
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Old Feb 8, 2014, 08:25 PM   #4
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Pretty much any lightning cable you bought for less than $10 is probably not certified. The cheapest verified cables I've seen at the amazon basics ones for $12. I think the monopruce ones are certified and about the same price.

All of the non certified lightning cables have very cheesy connectors. They just look cheap. I have a couple 3rd party certified cables and the connectors look sturdier than apples. That's probably the easiest way to check.
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