USB-C Charge and Data Cables

USB-C cables

USB-C Charge Cables | USB-C Data Cables


Charge Cables

USB-C charge cables are best suited for charing a USB-C device with a USB power source. They cost less by not supporting faster data transfer rates. Which you do not use when charging.

USB-C to USB-C 2.0 – For charging a USB-C device with a USB-C charger

Select a 100W cable if using a charger that outputs more than 60W. Otherwise stick with 60W to save on cost.

CableLengthCharge RateCertificationNotesPrice
AmazonBasics USB-C to USB-C 2.00.5, 3, 6, 9 feet60W (3A)USB-IF certified$8.62
AmazonBasics USB-C to USB-C 2.01, 3, 6, 10 feet60W (3A)USB-IF certifiedNylon Braided$15.99
Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB-C 2.06 feet60W (3A)$9.99
Anker PowerLine+ USB-C to USB-C 2.03, 6 feet60W (3A)Nylon Braided$15.97
Anker PowerLine II USB-C to USB-C 2.06 feet60W (3A)USB-IF certified$11.99
Anker PowerLine+ III USB-C to USB-C 2.06 feet60W (3A)USB-IF certifiedNylon Braided$30.99
Nekteck USB-C to USB-C 2.03.3, 6.6 feet60W (3A)USB-IF certified$5.99
Apple USB-C Charging Cable6.6 feet100W (5A)$13.99
Cable Matters USB-C to USB-C 2.03.3, 6.6 feet100W (5A)USB-IF certified$9.99

USB-C to USB-A 2.0 – For charging a USB-C device with a USB-A charger

For USB Power Delivery supporting devices this will provide a slower charging experience. All cables listed contain the proper 56k Ohm resistor.

CableLengthCertificationNotesPrice
AmazonBasics USB-C to USB-A 2.03, 6, 9 feetUSB-IF certifiedPrice not available
Anker PowerLine+ USB-C to USB-A 2.010 feet$12.99
Anker PowerLine+ II USB-C to USB-A 2.03, 6 feetNylon Braided$11.99
Anker PowerLine III USB-C to USB-A 2.010 feetNylon Braided$12.99
Belkin MixIt USB-C to USB-A 2.04, 6 feet$9.26
Cable Matters USB-C to USB-A 2.0 Slim0.5, 1, 3.3, 6.6 feetBenson Approved$10.99
PowerA Premium USB-C to USB-A 2.010 feetNintendo LicensedNylon BraidedPrice not available

USB-C to Lightning – For fast charging an iPhone 8/X/XR/XS/11 or iPad Pro (1st or 2nd gen)

Also requires an 18W (or higher) USB-C Power Delivery charger.

CableLengthCertificationNotesPrice
Anker PowerLine II USB-C to Lightning3, 6 feetApple MFi certified$13.99
Anker PowerLine+ II USB-C to Lightning3 feetApple MFi certifiedNylon Braided$21.99
Apple USB-C to Lightning3.3, 6.6 feetApple MFi certified$16.48
AUKEY Impulse Braided Cable C-L3.9 feetApple MFi certifiedReview
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Nylon Braided
$10.99
Belkin BoostCharge USB-C to Lightning + Strap4 feetApple MFi certifiedNylon Braided$28.91
Cable Matters USB-C to Lightning3.3 feetApple MFi certifiedNylon Braided$11.99
MOMAX USB-C to Lightning1, 4, 6 feetApple MFi certified$9.99
MOMAX USB-C to Lightning1, 4, 6 feetApple MFi certifiedNylon Braided$19.99

Data Cables

USB-C data cables are best suited for data connections between a USB-C device and another USB device. Check your devices to see if they both support USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) or USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps). They can also be used to charge, but do so at the same rate as cheaper USB 2.0 cables.

USB-C to USB-C 3.1 – For data transfers between two USB-C devices

Both devices must support USB 3.1 to take advantage of the cable’s faster transfer rate.

CableLengthCharge RateData RateCertificationNotesPrice
AmazonBasics USB-C to USB-C 3.1 Gen 13, 6 feet60W (3A)5GbpsUSB-IF certified$25.97
AmazonBasics USB-C to USB-C 3.1 Gen 11, 3, 6 feet60W (3A)5GbpsUSB-IF certifiedNylon Braided$18.93
Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB-C 3.1 Gen 13 feet60W (3A)5Gbps$11.99
Cable Matters USB-C to USB-C 3.1 Gen 16 feet100W (5A)5Gbps$19.99
AmazonBasics USB-C to USB-C 3.1 Gen 21, 3 feet60W (3A)10GbpsUSB-IF certifiedNylon Braided$15.59
Anker PowerLine II USB-C to USB-C 3.1 Gen 23 feet100W (5A)10GbpsUSB-IF certified$19.99
Cable Matters USB-C to USB-C 3.1 Gen 23.3 feet100W (5A)10GbpsUSB-IF certified$13.99
Nekteck USB-C to USB-C 3.1 Gen 23.3 feet100W (5A)10GbpsUSB-IF certified$9.99

USB-C to USB-A 3.0 – For data transfers between a USB-C device and a USB-A device

Both devices must support USB 3.0 to take advantage of the cable’s faster transfer rate.. All cables listed contain the proper 56k Ohm resistor.

CableLengthData RateCertificationNotesPrice
Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB-A 3.03, 6, 10 feet5Gbps$8.99
Anker PowerLine+ USB-C to USB-A 3.03, 6 feet5GbpsNylon Braided$12.99
Cable Matters USB-C to USB-A 3.13.3 feet5Gbps$5.99
AmazonBasics USB-C to USB-A 3.1 Gen 23 feet10GbpsUSB-IF certified$9.49
Anker PowerLine II USB-C to USB-A 3.1 Gen 23 feet10GbpsUSB-IF certified$12.99
Belkin USB-C to USB-A 3.1 Gen 23 feet10GbpsUSB-IF certified$19.99
Cable Matters USB-C to USB-A 3.1 Gen 23.3 feet10GbpsUSB-IF certified$9.99

Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2020-03-30.