Dollar Store Micro USB?

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  1. hawksurf

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    Hello all,

    I found some Micro USB cables at the dollar store. Is there any risk in using these to charge my Incredible?

    Thanks!
    Hawksurf
     
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    Third party chargers have known to make the Droid go crazy.
     
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    I bought a mess of them at a dollar store to use with the HH Computers we have at work. Some worked, some didn't. We did find that the wires were resistive and were seeing a voltage drop of over a volt on some of them.
     
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    the micro usb cable is not really the "charger", its the AC/wall adapter that usually causes the craziness
     
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    I would go to a store like best buy or other stores that deal with phones specifically so that you know what you're getting and don't waist money on something that doesn't work. And sometimes you find where they have overstock in stuff like this you'll find a mark down.
     
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    Terrible advice. Cables from stores like Best Buy are barely any different than the cheap ones you find online. But they mark the price up a ton because they can and people don't know any better. If you want good, cheap cables, get them at monoprice.com
     
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    I was saying what I would do personally, as the aforementioned companies I spoke of, you would more likely be able to speak to customer reps that know what you need. So tell me how that's terrible advice? Thought so.
     
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    Some cables and some DC chargers have caused the screen craziness too.
     
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    The customer reps just want to sell you their overpriced cables. You think they are going to tell you "just go buy the cheap generic cables at some other store, they are the same" when they can sell you a more expensive cable and get their commission?
     
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    Around when i first got my droid i discovered a magical land called monoprice.com and on this site i found micro usb cables for about $3 for a 15 foot cable. Needless to say i ended up with a ton of cables and these cables are all i use now for anything. I have micros for my droid. Minis for any external thing that requires them and regular sized ones for other things. Trust me monoprice.com is the way to go if you need to get cheap cables. I've never had a problem with anything i've bought from there and i've bought quite a few things.
     
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    Thanks everyone. If I do use the cheap cords, and don't immediately notice any changes, does that mean nothing is wrong?

    Hawksurf
     
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    If you need it in a hurry, I'd at least try and find one by Belkin, or other name brand. I lost my cord for my X in a recent move, and got one on clearance from Target for 10 bucks. Yes, I could have gotten it cheaper on monoprice, but I coudln't wait for shipping.

    If you can get, just get the cheap ones from monoprice.
     
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