Tether cable confusion

Started Nov 26, 2022 | Discussions thread
lokatz Veteran Member • Posts: 4,411
Re: Tether cable confusion

There is a lot of confusion around the various USB specs.  Most cables saying 3.2 really are just saying that they can also be used for charging and won't overheat. You are correct that Thunderbolt is not required here.  The R5 does not support it anyway.

A $50 USB cable is a complete rip-off. You get lots of decent options for far less on Amazon.  Your biggest enemy is not the cable anyway, it is the distance: the longer the cable, the higher its damping factor, so your data rates drop.  Make sure to use the shortest cable you can get away with.

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