What is a Red Band™ Smartphone Quick-Charge Cable and why do I need one?
Red Band™ USB Smartphone Quick-Charge Cables looks like standard USB data cables but have the built-in ability to signal smartphones such as Android™ or Windows™ to charge at full rate when plugged into any “dumb” charger such as car chargers, wall adapters or 3BR Powersports TAPP series of all-weather USB power ports. Charging at full rate can reduce the charging time by as much as two hours and will easily keep up with power hungry applications such as GPS or video.
The Red Band cable was developed to take advantage of the smartphone’s ability to charge at different rates depending on the charging source. Reduced charging rates are required when the smartphone is plugged into a computer to prevent overloading the computer’s USB port which may be limited to 500mA (0.5A). The Red Band cable signals the Smartphone that it is connected to a dumb charger most of which are capable of providing current of 1.0A or more.
Red Band Smartphone Quick-Charge cables get their name from the red band that indicates that they are charging cables only and CANNOT be used as a data cable.
3BR Powersports, LLC, is a family owned, family run small business dedicated to providing high quality accessory products for the powersports enthusiast. As avid powersports riders we found that we had accessory needs that couldn't be met with available products so we made our own. Other riders liked what they saw and asked if we could make parts for them. It got to a point where we were so busy hand making parts that we had to make a decision whether to create a small company to build products using higher volume techniques or farm the products out to someone else. Thus began 3BR Powersports
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