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

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Milan has been enthusiastic about PCs ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as a front-end web developer. Read more
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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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, you can connect USB-C devices to legacy USB A ports by using special USB-A to USB-C cables and adapters.

  • There is no shortage on the market and it really comes down to your specific needs. Have a look at these best USB-C extension cables to cover all your needs.

  • Although the connector is the same, not all USB C cables support the same data transfer speeds or protocols (among other things). Check out these top USB-C 3.1 cables for inspiration.

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