10+ best USB-A to USB-C cables to use on PCs

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.

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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.

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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 a 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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Editor's Note: This article was originally published in January 2017 and was revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.