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Micro USB Chargers: Mains And Car Chargers
Listed below is our range of micro USB chargers. Please select the type of micro USB charger you are looking for more information. To the right is a picture of the micro USB connector.
Micro USB Mains Chargers
Micro USB Car Chargers
Micro USB Cables
Micro USB was the standard when it comes to connector docks for small devices, however now the standard charger is moving to USB type C. Chances are, if you have a mobile phone, camera or tablet that isn't an Apple proprietary device, you'll see the small polygon shaped hole, with a wider bottom receptacle and its connector pin ready and waiting for you to plug in your charger or data cable.
The Micro USB is based off the USB (or Universal Serial Bus) industry-standard technology made available in the mid 1990s for computing devices. The standard defines the communication made available to connect computer peripherals - and hence define data transfer as well as power devices. You'll be used to the large USB connectors and ports that come standard with PCs.
After the clunky USB was deemed inappropriate for small devices, engineers came up with the Mini USB. This technology offered a smaller connector but was deemed to be mechanically flawed - it only offered a small limited number of insertion/reinsertions before it degraded.
And so, electronics engineers came up with the Micro USB. It offers over 10 000 possible reliable insertions, a fair step up from the 1000 offered by the original Micro USB type.
Micro USB cords and devices keep up with the latest USB standards. That means your phone that runs USB 2.0 can still use a USB 3.1 cable - however it won't achieve the speeds of data transfer (or charge rate) that a USB 3.1 cable is capable of. The best choice to make when choosing a USB device, charger, or data cable is to choose one with the highest current standard. At present that is USB 3.1. USB 3.1 comes standard with current chargers, cords and devices. It offers data transfer at up to 10Gbps and offers powers of up to 3A with up to a 5V connection. You can read more about the Micro USB Specification here.
When choosing a charger to use with your device these numbers are important. To get the quickest charge for your device, you generally want a product that offers a higher amplitude (A) out. You'll have your voltage (V) coming in from your power supply, which, depending on whether it's a car, an Australian plug, or an internationals main supply, will have a different voltage in to the charger. The voltage available from the power source times the amplitude will give you the watts available to power your device.
When looking at a mains charger for purchase you'll need to decide if you want a multi-port charger, which gives you the option of charging multiple devices at once. This option is very handy considering how many devices we all have around the home and office. You'll also need to see if it comes with the Micro USB cable already attached or if you need to buy it separately. Often, a data cable with Micro USB one end and regular USB at the other end comes standard when you purchase your device which you can then use with the charger. You'll want to also decide whether you need a multi-voltage charger if you intend to use it overseas, so as not to ruin your device.
When choosing a car charger, all these things, bar the international capabilities also need to be taken into account. There are car chargers that have Micro USB cables with an extra USB port for other devices to plug in.
A charger that has more than one port is generally a good investment, as well as one that has a higher amplitude out for a faster charge.
If you're after a faster charge, or a quicker data connection, it's time to upgrade your accessories. That old charger from 10 years ago is only doing yourself a disservice, so upgrade today to stop wasting your time!