Chinese cables

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by patriotaki, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. patriotaki macrumors member

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    can chinese cables non MFi harm the charging or battery of my iphone 7 plus?

    im thinking to buy the WSKEN X cable mini 2 which has the better magnet but i saw a video and an error pops up on iOS

    there are other chinese cables on ebay which claim that they have mfi certification but i dont know..

    should i maybe get an adapter and stick it to the original cable?
     
  2. JunkieJeff macrumors newbie

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    Buy Amazons Basic Lightning
    It is an MFI and cheap
     
  3. patriotaki thread starter macrumors member

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    cant buy from amazon :/
     
  4. JunkieJeff macrumors newbie

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  5. patriotaki thread starter macrumors member

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    they dont ship in Greece
    ebay is my choice
     
  6. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    My daughter was using non Apple cables and had issues. The screen would flicker or the touch was unresponsive while charging.

    I only use Apple or belkin cables.
     
  7. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Save yourself a lot of headache and money and find MFI cable somewhere. You'll thank yourself later
     
  8. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    Just use Apple or amazon basics and save yourself the headache.
     
  9. patriotaki thread starter macrumors member

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    hmm will the magnetic adapter also be a bad idea? bcz from ur statement i understood that those cables are not worth it and may damage the device
     
  10. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    I highly doubt those magnetic gizmos are MFI.

    Anything not MFI you *risk* damaging device or causing a fire lol
     
  11. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like cheap chi-com crap to me, and you are asking about a cable to charge an android on macrumors??
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    If you can only buy from eBay, buy Anker. I only use Apple or Anker cables.
     
  13. patriotaki thread starter macrumors member

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    lightning port protector
    havent you read the OP? i said i have iphone 7 plus
     
  14. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    OK, but the x cable mini 2 looks to be for usb mini.
     
  15. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Technically yes, it's certainly possible for non MFI approved devices, even cables to cause damage.

    The main trouble with these kinds of things is that they very often don't use appropriate over voltage and current protection. Which can result in a spike of power too high for the iOS device to handle and damaging its circuitry.

    MFI approved devices employ circuitry to communicate between the power supply, the cable and the iOS device (assuming all three are MFI approved) to ensure a safe and constant flow of power.

    You should also be aware that not all of these devices that claim to be MFI approved are. It's very easy for them to fake that information on the box. So if you're in doubt and want to make sure that the manufacturer actually does hold a valid MFI license, you can check this list. Which not only tells you if they have a licence, but what products they are licenced to produce. So if the product category doesn't appear on that list then the manufacturer may be falsely using their licence.
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Patrioth try monoprice.com wires.
    The cheap Chinese fake wires einai savoura.
     
  17. moxxham macrumors 6502

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    I used my sisters cheap third party cable and charger yesterday. Made the home button of my 7 Plus vibrate extremely rapidly whenever I pressed it and kept making the phone crash and not react to screen touches. It only happened while plugged in.

    It seriously isn't worth buying a cheap cable. They don't last, they don't charge the phone properly and they aren't the safest either.
     
  18. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    I doubt these cheap cables&chargers also harm the battery health
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    That's completely inaccurate. These cheap Chinese chargers and cables are a huge problem with in providing inadequate charging inconsistencies, which result in shock, over charging or not effieciently regulating the charge to your iPhone, which can damage the Integrated chip.

    Aside from that, these Chinese charging components don't use the proper insulation or cheap materials that should be used or MFI labeled.

    Why risk charging your iPhone with knock off falsely imitated chargers. Although, there are third party Chargers which are MFI certified that are certainly safe to use like Belkin and Anker.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/19/iphone-5-faulty-chips/

    http://www.macrumors.com/2016/12/02/fake-apple-chargers-fail-safety-tests/
     
  20. moxxham macrumors 6502

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    After using a cheap cable for a week, my battery would die in about 4 hours and wouldn't charge beyond 80%. After reverting back to an Apple cable, my battery lasted over 12 hours. It certainly wasn't good for my battery
     
  21. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I think most look to try to save money, being how expensive Apples hardware accessories are. And even the quality of the materials on these knock off chargers have been sub par Compared to Apples and or other reputable third party companies. You truly do get what you pay for.
     
  22. Septembersrain Contributor

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    It's kind of like trying to get away with not putting premium gas in a car that needs it.

    Just my opinion. If you're going to pay so much for the device, may as well make sure you can afford the certified accessories it needs.
     
  23. deano1972 macrumors 6502a

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    I certainly wouldn't connect my phone up to a cable that isn't MFI certified.
     
  24. patriotaki thread starter macrumors member

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    wow thanks so much guys!
    i have a powerbank RAVPOWER 20100mAh with iSmart port (detects the correct amount of Ampers to push out) and i use it to charge my iPhone 7 Plus. do you think it will harm it? it charges it faster than the normal charger

    should i stop using it?
     
  25. ascender macrumors 68020

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    Even with their own cables, a device behaving strangely while charging isn't unexpected or an issue. As I found out when I thought my ipad was faulty because the keyboard wasn't working properly while on charge.
     

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