USB-C to USB-C cable that charges EVERYTHING

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  1. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502

    marmiteturkey

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    I have the apple charge cable; and the Anker Powerline USB-C-USB-C cable. Both charge my macbook fine, but neither will charge my Anker PowerCore or M&D MW50 headphones from an apple 61w USB-C power brick. Both the USB-C devices charge from a range of USB-C to USB-A cables.

    I'm told it's a cable compatibility issue with fast-charge cables. Can anyone explain more, or suggest a 6ft USB-C to USB-C cable that will charge every USB-C device?
     
  2. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Only the OEM Apple cable can charge at 100w, and is 6ft. It only supports USB 2.0 data transfer speeds, however. You might need a different brick, in order to best charge the non-Apple devices.
     
  3. Enrico macrumors 6502

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    AmazonBasics C-to-C cables have USB-IF certification and have been tested by Benson fully receiving his blessing.
    You can pick your own version, whether 2.0 or 3.1 superspeed (thicker cable).
     
  4. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

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  5. marmiteturkey thread starter macrumors 6502

    marmiteturkey

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    Thanks - pretty sure I've ruled out the brick as the issue - I've tried charging the 'phones with the cable from the MacBook directly and that doesn't work either. M&D have told me that certain 'fast charge' cables are not compatible with the headphones. They are testing some other cables to see what USB-c to c cables might work; I'm tempted to pick up one of Benson's 3.1 recommendations to see if the 'phones are looking for a data pin connection that's not made in the fast-charge cables...
     

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