See the Secrets of How Charging Cables work and more – buy them today!

So your smartphone needs a charge. What do you do – you take a cable and you plug it in. Almost any device you want to charge, there’s a cable for that. But, how do they work – well, that’s what we hope to shine a light on here.

 

Every USB cable has at least two wires inside, no matter if it’s being used to power a device, charge, and/or for data transfer. All electric circuits depend on loops and in order for a loop to occur within a cable, two wires are needed. The key idea to remember is electric current which is the movement of an electric charge inside of a metal wire. A flow of charges is created by the electric field housed in the wire. If there’s no closed loop, the charge quickly will build on a wire’s surface, creating a zero electric field with no current. Alternatively, with a closed loop, mobile electrons reach back towards where they’re coming from and prevent charges from building up.

 

In most USB cables, there may be between four and five wires. The average Apple lightning USB cable has 5 wires. They typically are color-coded, such as in red, green, white, and black. The colors correspond to a code. ‘Red’ is a positive wire with 5 volts of DC power; ‘black’ is usually the ground wire in almost all electronic devices including USB cables; ‘white’ is the positive wire; and ‘green’ is the negative wire, used for data in tandem with white. A USB connector’s engineered so that the power wires are closer to the tip than the data pins, giving your device power before transferring data.

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To complete an electrical circuit when you want to charge your phone, one end of the cable must be plugged into your phone and the other end into a charger. Back and forth, electrons then flow to the charger along the surface of a copper wire. For data transfer, data wires take on the opposite polarity on the same frequency meaning a mirror image is created. The white wire pushes data to its destination while the green wire is working in the opposite direction. This eliminates noise and allows a clear connection to be maintained.

 

As a USB Type-C cable is bent and beat up over time, eventually one of the wire strands break which is what causes a cable to eventually fail. If any one of the four wires snaps, the result is a malfunctioning cable which cannot complete its circuit.

 

For USB cables in Canada, shop with PrimeCables today. For our June 2019 birthday sale, our USB cables are on big discounts!

Get Ready as Apple is Testing its Newest iPhones with USB-C for the First Time

Any time Apple releases a new version of the iPhone, the smartphone industry gets into an upheaval about the new features and changes included. If the rumours are true, your old Apple sync and charging cables are about to become way outdated.

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Apple has long been rumoured to be a fan of USB-C charging ports and have wanted to incorporate this technology into its devices. In an era where more of us are gravitating towards wireless, Apple is going with another path. Needless to say, this says a lot about the future of technology products as well as quality of the USB-C standard. Currently, Apple is testing its new line of iPhones with USB Type-C ports included – something which has understandably created controversy among some users.

 

Assuming Apple moves to USB-C, it’s a significant move away from Apple sync and charge cables which have been in circulation for years. Lightning cables have understandably proven to be incredibly popular among Apple enthusiasts. They’ve been in use on Apple smartphones since 2012. Comparatively, Samsung, Huawei, and other smartphone manufacturers adopted USB-C cables in response. Although some might disagree with having to purchase new USB cables, giving up lightning cables for USB Type-C cables could prove to be a positive in the long run.

 

USB-C is largely agreed upon to have the potential to exceed lightning cables in quality. The switchover is certainly going to be a tough one though. Apple smartphone users will have to replace their cables and chargers as well. The most recent version of the Apple iPad Pro has switched out lightning cables in favor of USB Type-C cables already.

 

Browsing PrimeCables, you can jump on board early with the USB-C standard as you like it. We have dozens of USB Type-C cables on-sale starting from $5.99 for a 1-metre USB-C cable or $5.99 for a Palette Series USB-C to USB-A cable at half a metre. If you’re still in the market for Apple lightning charging cables, we’ve got those as well. They start at $5.99 for a 1-metre Apple MFI-certified model or $11.99 for a 1-metre Nylon braided lightning cable.

 

As Apple is moving to a new standard, we all know what Apple charges for devices and accessories. For anyone who doesn’t want to pay premium prices and yet, still nab themselves a great quality USB cable for a low price, PrimeCables is where it’s at. Shop with us today to see the deals for yourself!

Is There a New Apple-Certified USB-C to Lightning Cable coming next year – see here!

There’s a lot of talk among USB cable manufacturers and the USB standard industry as a whole that big changes are coming in the category of Apple-certified USB Type-C cables and Apple lightning cables.

 

In early 2019, we’re expecting a big announcement coming as it pertains to Apple certified lightning cables. Currently, all Apple MFi licensed USB-C cables originate from Apple manufacturers. Subsequently, there are no third-party manufacturers with license to make these USB cables.

 

In December 2018, Apple sent out an advisory to certified manufacturers that they now have permission to make lighting-to-USB-C cables. Said cables would allow charging and data transfer from these cables, coming from well-known, reputable accessory manufacturers just like the ones PrimeCables use.

 

If you’re searching for affordable Apple-certified USB cables, PrimeCables is the best place to shop them in Canada. Browse categories like lightning Apple charger cables, Thunderbolt cable adapters, Apple DisplayPort cables, USB Type-C cables, 30-pin Apple cables, and 3.5mm mini plug audio cables among other products.

 

Regardless of what Apple products you have, USB-C-to-lightning cables come with many advantages. Charge fast, transfer data fast, and use them across any iPhone or product in need of a good charge. As Apple just announced the newest iPad will use USB-C, a cable like this becomes even more valuable to consumers with a commitment to using strictly Apple products.

 

From PrimeCables, you don’t need to wait to find the right cable for your Apple product. See exclusive deals on dozens of products, including a 1-metre lightning cable MFi certified to USB charger for $5.99, a 1-metre Nylon braided Apple certified USB lightning cable for iPhones and iPads priced on-sale for a limited time at $11.99, a 2-metre Apple MFi-certified lightning cable for $11.99, and a 4/pack of 2-metre Nylon braided Apple MFi-certified lightning cables for $33.99.

 

As Apple has allowed third party manufacturers in to make some of these cable products, competition has suddenly increased. For consumers seeking a great price, this is an optimum time to buy. By springtime, we expect to see an influx of new Apple-certified cables hit the market.

 

Today, get significantly cheap Apple official cables from PrimeCables. Ignore any and all third party USB-C to lightning cables. PrimeCables has got everything you need to save money and charge your favourite devices. Enjoy fast, free shipping on all orders above $49, free returns, and a 1-year product guarantee included on all Apple USB cable purchases.

The Adapter Guide for Macbook Pro Thunderbolt 3 – How to Connect an iPhone, Display, Hard Drive, and more!

A great Macbook Pro Thunderbolt 3 adapter can help connect devices like iPhones, displays, hard drives, and more with fast sync and charge capabilities. Searching out an adapter like this can be quite expensive though, especially if you’re seeking something high quality.

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All of the hoopla surrounding USB Thunderbolt adapters are based around recent modifications to the Macbook Pro design. The new Macbook Pro comes with Thunderbolt 3 ports of only one type, meaning compatibility is only USB-C. That cuts down a lot on what can be connected. If your devices have USB-A, Thunderbolt 1, Thunderbolt 2, DisplayPort, HDMI, or another type of connection, you’ll need an adapter to connect. Apple doesn’t include any adapter of the sort with a Macbook, putting it on the customer to find their own. Thankfully, PrimeCables can help.

 

PrimeCables has several adapters in its catalogue including a Thunderbolt Mini DisplayPort to VGA for $8.99, a Thunderbolt Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter for $11.99, a DisplayPort Thunderbolt adapter to HDMI for $5.99, a Mini DisplayPort Thunderbolt and USB to HDMI female adapter for $49.99, and a Mini DisplayPort Male Thunderbolt to DisplayPort to $9.99.

 

There are more than a dozen additional adapters that would work great with Macbook Pro Thunderbolt 3. As long as you shop with PrimeCables, you won’t need to set aside any considerable amount of cash to pick up an adapter alongside your new Macbook Pro purchase.

 

Using PrimeCables adapters, you can connect almost anything to your Macbook Pro using a Thunderbolt 3 connection. Connect USB-C devices, USB-A devices, micro B SuperSpeed USB, iPhones, iPads, lightning earpods, headphones, Thunderbolt devices, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, VGA, Ethernet, SD cards, FireWire devices, printers, and more.

 

Any time you’re buying an adapter, ensure it’s from a reputable source. You don’t want to put your devices at risk going with a low quality product. With PrimeCables, you can always trust us to deliver a high quality product that’ll get the job done!

 

Regarding a Thunderbolt adapter purchase, know what you’re looking to connect. Consider all the devices you may want to use. The ultimate Macbook Pro setup might just be a few PC accessories away. If you need something with a mix of connections, you may want to purchase a multi-purpose adapter or go with multiple inexpensive adapters. Feel free to jump on board with PrimeCables and browse our guide of different Thunderbolt adapter products. What you need might be right around the corner.

How to Look for the Right Power Adapter and Cable for your Mac Notebook

Depending on the brand of your Mac Notebook, the right adapter, cable, and/or plug varies. As one of Canada’s top eCommerce names in cables and adapters, PrimeCables is here to break down which power adapters and cables are best for a Mac Notebook.

 

Mac Notebook power adapters vary according to wattage, ranging from 29W to 30W, 45W, 60W, 61W, 85W, and 87W. The appropriate wattage needs to be taken into account when buying for your Mac device. Otherwise, you run the risk of shoving too much power into your computer or not giving it enough to do what it needs to do. Be sure to select an adapter with a compatible wattage. Keep in mind, when selecting a higher wattage, it will not make your computer charge any faster. Subsequently, low wattage adapters may not work at all.

 

Many consumers buy what are called MagSafe power adapters. These Notebook power adapters have three primary components you’ll want to know – the connection and adapter, the AC cable, and the AC plug. If you have a Macbook manufactured in 2015 or later, it should come with an Apple 29W or 30W USB Type-C power adapter alongside a USB-C sync and charge cable. For any MacBook Pro manufactured in 2016 or later, it should come with an Apple 61W or 87W USB-C power adapter and a USB-C charging cable.

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The best thing you can do prior to buying an adapter is just to confirm what kind of Mac product you have. By knowing the correct model and when it was manufactured, this’ll give you all the information you need to get the right cables and adapters to match. Ensure you’re using the correct USB-C charging cable and preferably one that is Apple-certified. If you ever need to get replacement Apple cables or adapters, you can do so at the Apple Online Store if you don’t mind paying a good amount. If you want to save a few bucks though, PrimeCables has the same Apple-certified USB cables and Apple-certified adapters in our catalogue. Don’t hesitate to drop in, check out the inventory, and pick up what you need.

 

Keep in mind a replacement cable or adapter can come in a different size, color, shape, or wattage compared to the original adapter you have. This is normal. As long as it’s able to successfully power and charge your Mac, that’s all that matters. Shop Apple adapters today with PrimeCables and enjoy free shipping on any order above $49 to anywhere in Canada.