#177 Avoid Surprises: How good are USB cables and how can you test yours?

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Are my USB cables any good? Or will they vaporize if used?
I will answer this questions for my cables and you will learn how to test yours (tutorial) to avoid surprises in the future.

We use USB cables for many of our projects and other devices like smartphones. Sometimes our projects do not work, and we are not sure if a crappy USB cable is a reason. When I recently showed a batch of USB cables in my mailbag video, a viewer wrote, that they are not of good quality. This is why I will have a closer look at my USB cables. The focus is on providing power to our Raspberries or other small boards, not on data transfer or Smartphone charging.

Links:
Good long cable: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/IqrNVrF
Bad colored cables: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/UJYZzvr
USB adapter set: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/vjaUvF2
USB Connector set: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/6iuZNbE
Simple electronic load: http://bit.ly/2F9DcYe
Good Electronic load: http://bit.ly/2gLz7Sj
Expensive Electronic Load: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/R3jMzj6

I do no more remember where I got the other cables from.

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Multimeter: Uni-T 71D http://amzn.to/2DdhUII
Bench-Multimeter : UNI-T UT804 http://amzn.to/2DdCfO1
Multimeter: UT204A http://amzn.to/2DdiLJu
Oscilloscope: Siglent 2102 (no more manufactured). Similar: SDS1202X http://amzn.to/2DdLOwE
Waveform Generator: Siglent SDG1050
Power Supply Voltcraft PS 2403 Pro (old): Similar Voltcraft VLP 2403 http://amzn.to/2CWbbWT
Spectrum Analyzer: Siglent SSA3032X http://amzn.to/2DeRypN
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Soldering Station: Aoyue 968A http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/A2vNV7Y
Electronic Load: ITECH IT8512A+ http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/YfURjyB
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#177 Avoid Surprises: How good are USB cables and how can you test yours? #177 Avoid Surprises: How good are USB cables and how can you test yours? Reviewed by Unknown on January 18, 2018 Rating: 5