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Data Cable

Data cables facilitate seamless communication and information exchange between devices, supporting efficient data transfer, reliable charging, and the synchronization of multimedia content, thereby enhancing productivity and connectivity in our interconnected digital world. Upgrade your connectivity with Anker's remarkable data transfer cables.

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Backed by the Anker technology, these cables are trusted by over 80 million users and designed to power your devices efficiently. With a maximum output of 140W and USB Power Delivery 3.1 compatibility, experience high-speed charging with our various USB-C cables for a wide range of devices - from smartphones to laptops.

And it doesn't stop at charging power. We have USB A to USB C cables and USB-C to USB-C cables facilitating ultra-fast file transfers at up to 480 Mbps, or Thunderbolt 3 cables supporting up to 40 Gbps data transfer, ensuring your data moves at lightning speed. What's more, our data transfer cables feature broad compatibility covering almost any USB-C device, making them an indispensable accessory. Plus, these cables are built to endure, with a remarkable 35,000-bend lifespan, ensuring durability through daily use.

So check and choose Anker's data cables for a reliable and efficient connection that keeps you charged and connected, wherever you go.

Data Cable

What is a data cable used for?

A data cable is used to connect electronic devices, enabling data transfer, charging, and synchronization. Devices like phones, tablets, and computers use data cables to exchange information, update software, and manage files. Besides, data cables with various connectors often support device charging as well, making them vital for maintaining connectivity, data synchronization, and device functionality.


What are the different types of data cables?

Some common types of data cables include:

  1. USB-C cables: They are versatile and reversible, used in many modern devices for data transfer and charging.
  2. Micro USB cables: They are commonly found in older smartphones and devices.
  3. Lightning cables: They are specific to Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
  4. Thunderbolt cables: These cables offer high-speed data transfer and video output capabilities, commonly used for connecting computers to external displays and devices.

What is the difference between a power cable and a data cable?

The main difference between a power cable and a data cable is their purpose. A power cable is used solely to provide electrical power to a device for charging or operation. A data cable, on the other hand, is designed to transmit data between devices, allowing information like files, media, or software updates to be transferred. However, there are some cables that can handle both power and data transfer to facilitate connectivity and provide more convenience.


Can I use a data cable for charging my device?

Yes, you can use a data cable for charging your device. Many data cables are designed with charging capabilities, allowing you to both transfer data and charge your device simultaneously. For example, Anker 765 USB-C to USB-C Cable (140W Nylon) supports up to 140W charging and 480 Mbps of data transfer. However, always use reputable and well-suited cables to ensure optimal charging performance.


Are there any specific considerations when buying data cables?

When buying data cables, consider factors such as compatibility with your device's port type, cable length, durability, data transfer speed, and charging capabilities. Furthermore, choose cables from reputable brands like Anker to ensure quality and reliability. Additionally, for faster data transfer and optimal charging, select cables that adhere to current USB standards like USB 3.0, USB 3.1, etc, and support your device's specifications.


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