Identifying Genuine Type-C Charging Cables from Low-Quality Alternatives

Having a charging cable with the Type-C port enables you to have access to faster data transmission speeds. But buying a sub-standard one could damage your device. Điện máy XANH has assembled the tips to help you identify the best and the worst of Type-C charging cables.


How to Differentiate Between Real and Fake Type C Cables

1. How to Recognize Real and Fake Type C Cables by Inspecting the Exterior

When looking for genuine Type C charging cables, there are several key features to pay attention to:

  • The USB plug on genuine cables is meticulously made with attention to detail and high durability.
  • Inspect the USB plug

  • The words “VIETNAM” printed on genuine cables are deeply engraved by laser and have a tangible texture.
  • On a genuine cable, the word 'VIETNAM' is deeply engraved

  • Genuine cables have longer and smoother cable sleeves at both ends, while fake cables feel rougher.
  • Genuine products have longer length and feel smoother

  • Fold the cable to test its authenticity – genuine cables will bend down, while fake cables will fold completely or retain fold marks.
  • Fold the charger cable to test

  • The Type C plug on genuine cables is designed with more attention to detail and is smaller.
  • The Type C plug is designed with more attention to detail and is smaller

2. Recognizing Real and Fake Type C Cables by Inspecting the Interior

Examining the interior components of the cable can also help determine its authenticity:

  • Genuine cables have a copper layer at the USB Type C plug position for protection and improved contact.
  • The thick copper layer, contact points on the Type C cable are brighter and more detailed

  • There are more silver wires in genuine cables, which help stabilize transmission.
  • Check the silver wires

  • Genuine cables have a protective copper layer at the Type C plug and more silver threads for signal transmission and durability. They also feature a special adhesive layer that increases sturdiness and prevents short circuits.
  • The protective copper layer helps improve signal transmission

The Consequences of Using Low-Quality Products

  • Such cables can damage or even break your devices.
  • Using low-quality charging cables can damage devices

  • The USB ports on your devices may experience intermittent operation or damage to the internal USB controller chip.

We hope this information helps you in finding genuine Type C charging cables!