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Can I use a compatible Nokia USB cable?

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Can I use a compatible Nokia USB cable?

It seems like an obvious question, but I want to avoid making a fatal mistake!

 

Please note: the only reason I wish to do this is for convenience (1 cable permanently attached to my pc/ 1 cable permanently attached to charger).

 

I can see the Sony & Nokia micro USB cables are "identical".

I have plugged in my Sony charger plug to the electricity with the Nokia micro USB attached.

When I then connect it to my Sony z1 the device appears with a message “Go Connect”…

I have not continued until I get some advice please.

 

  • Should I initiate “Go Connect”?
  • Should the Nokia USB cable work? [note: as I am only attaching the cable to the Sony charger plug, then the voltage should be controlled by the Sony charger plug, no?]
  • Do I have any risks in using it? [I understand “it is recommended to use Sony original chargers”]
  • Will the phone still recognise both the charger with the Nokia USB cable and the Sony USB cable on my pc without any conflicts?
  • Would it also be ok to use it as the USB cable on the pc?

 

I really appreciate help – it will simplify my life!

 

Phone: Sony Z1 Compact

Android 4.4.4

Sony Charger plug: EP880

Sony USB/ charger cable: EC801 [micro USB data cable]

Nokia cable: CA179 [micro USB data cable]

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Re: Can I use a compatible Nokia USB cable?

A cable is a cable - Some cheap and some not - The use of a standard fit is to stop manufactures claiming part of the market for themselves however there are some manufactures that are exempt - So yes the cable will be fine - If using it froma mains plug then the output should not exceed 5v and 1.5a or 1500ma

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman



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Re: Can I use a compatible Nokia USB cable?

A cable is a cable - Some cheap and some not - The use of a standard fit is to stop manufactures claiming part of the market for themselves however there are some manufactures that are exempt - So yes the cable will be fine - If using it froma mains plug then the output should not exceed 5v and 1.5a or 1500ma

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman



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Re: Can I use a compatible Nokia USB cable?

Thank you Thommo. Perfect. (I know it seemed logical but I wanted to check there wasn't a catch).