Best USB-A to USB-C cables to use on PCs [Cyber Monday 2019]


Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Cable Matters USB Type-C to Type A

Connecting your USB-C device with your PC is simple if you have an appropriate cable, and speaking of which, this cable is made for users that still use USB 2.0 port. Just like all other cables, this one has a reversible USB-C connector so you can easily connect it to any device.

This cable supports both data transfer and charging, and it has a 56-kilo ohm resistor that prevents charger damage. The cable uses foil and braid shielding so it provides a reliable signal. Speaking of which, the cable has molded strain relief and gold plated connectors that last longer than regular connectors.

If you use USB 2.0 ports this cable will be perfect for you, but if you have a USB 3.0 or USB 3.1, you might want to get an appropriate cable. This cable offers up to 480Mbps transfer speed while USB 3.1 standard offers 10Gbps.

Startech USB-C to USB-A

This is another cable for older PCs that use USB 2.0 standard. This cable has PVC jacket and aluminum-mylar foil with braid shield type so it offers solid durability. The cable has USB-A and USB-C connectors with nickel plating. Since this is a reversible USB-C cable, you can connect it with your USB-C device in a matter of seconds.

The cable is 3.3 feet long which should be enough for most users. It’s worth mentioning that this is a USB 2.0 cable, so you’re limited to 480Mbps transfer speed. If you don’t plan to upgrade your PC in the near feature and you’re pleased with USB 2.0 transfer speed, this cable can be perfect for you. If you use USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 standard on your PC, we strongly suggest that you get a USB 3.1 cable for maximum performance.

This is a solid cable for users that still have USB 2.0 port on their PC.

CHOETECH USB Type C Cable

If you don’t have USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 ports on your PC, this cable might be perfect for you. This is a 10 feet cable, so you can easily attach any device to your computer. Thanks to the reversible USB-C connector, you can connect this cable with any USB-C device easily.

This cable offers charging and data transfer, and it can provide 5V 2.4A output. As we already mentioned, this cable isn’t compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 standards, so you’re limited to 480Mbps transfer speed.

This is an extra-long cable that will be useful to any user that has a USB 2.0 port and a USB-C device. If you have USB 3.1 or USB 3.0 ports on your PC, you might want to get a model that supports USB 3.1 standard for maximum performance.

Cable Matters USB 3.0 C to A Cable

In order to achieve maximum performance with your USB-C device, you need to have USB 3.1 port on your PC. This cable from Cable Matters fully supports USB 3.0 standard and it offers transfer speed up to 5Gbps. In addition to USB 3.0 support, this cable is compatible with USB 2.0 standards so it can work with almost any PC.

This cable has a 56-kilo ohm resistor that will prevent charger damage but it also has gold plated connectors and molded strain relief. The cable is fully shielded so it provides protection against EMI/RFI noise. Of course, the cable has USB-C reversible connector so you can easily connect the cable to any USB-C device. Regarding the length, this cable is 3.3 feet long.

Cable Matters USB 3.0 C to A Cable is one of the best USB-A to USB-C cables on our list. The cable is fully compatible with USB 3.0 standards, and it offers decent transfer speed. In addition, it offers decent durability and compatibility with older USB standards.

Monoprice USB 3.0 USB-C Male to USB-A Female Cable

Unlike all the previous entries on our list, this one comes with USB-C male and USB-A female connector. This cable is perfect if you have a USB-C port on your PC and you need to connect a USB-A device such as a digital camera or a USB flash drive.

This cable has PVC jacket and its connectors are made from reinforcing zinc-alloy. The reversible USB-C connector allows you to connect this cable to any USB-C device in a single attempt. It’s worth mentioning that this is a USB 3.0 cable, so it will provide up to 5Gbps transfer speed.

Monoprice USB 3.0 USB-C Male to USB-A Female cable is a decent USB-A to USB-C cable especially if you have a USB-C port on your PC and you want to connect USB-A devices to it. Of course, there are 1.5 and 3 feet models available as well.

Griffin USB-C to USB-A Cable

If you have a USB-C device that you want to connect with your PC, you might want to consider this cable. The cable has a USB-C connector that you can easily connect to any device thanks to its reversible design.

This cable allows you to charge and transfer data to your USB-C device with ease and it supports USB 3.0 standard. This means that you’re limited to 5Gbps transfer speed. This is a decent USB-A to USB-C cable, but if you have a PC with USB 3.1 port, you might want to consider getting a USB 3.1 cable that will provide you transfer speed up to 10Gbps.

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