What's a charge-only cable?
Are capable of charging faster than standard cables because of their technical configuration.
Increases compatibility between power accessories and products by allowing proprietary (made for a specific brand or product series) power accessories to be used with products that utilize industry standards.
For example while all Apple, Samsung Galaxy Tab Series and OnePlus One power accessories have their own unique configuration incompatible with the other, all can be used to charge many Android, Windows, BlackBerry phones and internet tablets as well as phones and tablets with customized Operating Systems (i.e., flip-style and prepaid phones, Nabi II internet tablets).
Allow Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to be used while charging from a vehicle's built-in Universal Serial Bus (USB) port or any car adapter, regardless of brand, by prohibiting the detection of data connectivity.
Allow Micro and Mini USB devices to charge at a higher rate from many devices with USB ports, such as cable, satellite and fiber optic television boxes, TVs, game systems and internet routers.
What electronics can't utilize charge-only cables?
There are a few brands that, while a charge-only cable may fit, will not charge faster because they don't follow industry standards, such as OnePlus One phones.
What about phones/tablets with USB 3.x Micro-B connectors?
USB 2.0 Micro-B charge-only cables are compatible with USB 3.x Micro-B devices; the connector fits in one side of a Micro-B USB 3.x female port.
What if my device uses more than 2A?
All GYRRH cables have the potential to transfer more than 2A.
What is the difference between GYRRH, GYRRH Asenak and GYRRH Engardrado?
All are technically similar:
The original GYRRH cable series is a lightweight, defensive-style cable meant to withstand a broad number of abrasions and environmental conditions; however, it has moderate to low flexibility.
GYRRH Asenak is a more flexible, offensive-style cable as the original cable series may be too inflexible for some products.
GYRRH Engardrado is similiar to Asenak but has a reinforced primary connector to be tougher to break when bent at sharp angles while also having a resettable fuse to protect electronics from potentially unsafe power sources, electrical surges and the cable itself from overheating from a small range of products that may use an abnormally-high amount of power.
Can't manufacturer-supplied cables work just as good as charge-only cables?
Many manufacturer-supplied cables that are well-built can transmit power comparable to charge-only cables but generally cannot transmit more than a charge-only cable due to a combination of technical limitations (i.e., wire gauge) and restrictions placed on cables intended to transmit power and data.
For example, the HP Stream internet tablet has wire similar to all GYRRH cables (22AWG); because it is a standard USB cable, it will charge slower than a charge-only cable of the same length from all computers and power accessories not configured like its original power adapter. A charge-only cable will force any power adapter it is connected to, to provide the maximum power the internet tablet needs up to the maximum the USB port is configured to output.
Why are cables semi-rigid?
The wires used in your cables are larger than traditional cables causing them to be somewhat rigid.
Isn't using a good (data-shorted) power adapter with a good USB cable the same?
Almost. Ordinary USB cables are not generally designed to withstand large amounts of power over long periods of time or powering devices not intended. GYRRH cables are designed to consistently output the maximum power possible between a power source and device while under a lot of electrical stress or when used with power-demanding electronics.
How do I test if these cables are faster than mine?
The best way to do so would be using hardware-based power analysis tools. While there are software battery analyzers, none can be recommended at this time.
Do the cables have EMI/RFI shielding?
No. This option is currently being explored.
Is it true that my phone can charge faster with a more powerful power adapter?
It's true and the original cable may be able to handle it as well; however, different power accessories may not be configured to "tell" your phone it can charge faster so it's best if customers conduct their own testing (simple time-based) with more powerful adapters and different cables of varying lengths.
Which cable is the most powerful?
The 3" inch (7cm) model of any cable since energy is traveling a very short distance; however, it is also the least flexible.
Why does insulation overlap the connectors?
Cables are manufactured with a slight insulation overlap on connectors to increase integrity and reduce abrasions between a cable's connector and device's connection port.
How is the percentage of domestic materials calculated?
All GYRHH cables are manufactured to comply with the Buy American Act and "Made in USA" standard; the percentage measurement is called a qualified claim.
Domestic material [for our products] is defined as technically different material where aesthetics, or color, is an insignificant factor or plays a negligible role and is categorized as:
Material explicitly labeled as "Made in USA" or "Product of USA."
Material labeled as "Assembled in USA" with at least 50% domestic content.
Material with no claims of the aforementioned but a final product is made in the USA where at least two levels of verification must be made.
For example, a manufacturer or brand owner states [to us] or in documentation that a final product is produced in the United States and the specific product of inquiry has a U.S. address for its Underwriters Laboratories (U.L.) listing.
These are cables with "shorted" data connections, right?
Will these cables make my mobile device charge faster from a portable charger?
Probably - but this has more to do with how a portable charger's USB port is configured, not the cable itself; this also applies to all other types of power accessories.
Many portable chargers' manufacturers do not configure USB ports in a way that would make them act like ordinary power adapters. This isn't always a problem but for certain brands and models, devices won't charge their fastest.
If you notice that charging from a power accessory is slow or receive error messages indicating that there is insufficient power where a charger should be capable of charging a device, a charge-only cable is one of the few ways to charge it because it temporarily reconfigures a USB port while also being capable of transmitting more power than standard USB cables.
Why is the original cable "RoHS 2" and others only "RoHS" compliant?
All cable series meet RoHS 2 compliance; if changes are made to this environmental standard, the RoHS level (number) may be provided where there is a difference affecting material classified as RoHS compliant. For the purpose of cable manufacturing, the RoHS 2 standard is the same as RoHS 1.
My phone/tablet never charged overnight. What's going on?
Regardless of the cable used, this is a preliminary indication of a faulty or counterfeit power supply; if a replacement power supply was recently purchased from another company, you may ask us to provide an early determination of what may be the problem by taking clear photos of all sides and contacting us; you do not need to be an existing customer and there is no charge for this service unless the power accessory is sent to us.