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Confirmed - Extention USB3.0 A-M to A-F Cable Supports OP3 DASH Charging

  1. sbooth
    US Brand Ambassador Jul 6, 2016

    sbooth , Jul 6, 2016 :
    As I mentioned in another thread, in theory, a quality USB3.0 cable with 22AWG wiring should be able to function as an extension to the stock OnePlus Dash charging/data cable for those who need a longer length solution. The main reasoning behind my theory is the USB connector pin-out used on the USB-A side of the factory DASH cable is basically the same as a USB3.0-A connector, but without the high speed data TX/RX lines (see below).

    dash_usb.png

    Well, today I received the cable to test this theory and I am happy to share it DOES work. :eek::cool:

    Items used:
    (1) OnePlus 3 - new/fresh/stock out of the box with OOS 3.1.3 installed from the factory.
    (1) Dash charger - new/fresh out of the factory box.
    (1) Dash chrager/data cable - new/fresh out of the factory box.
    (1) Sabrent 22AWG USB 3.0 Extension Cable - 3 Feet (CB-3030) from Amazon USA.

    usbext1.png

    Now that I have confirmed the 3 foot cable works, the longer 6 and 10 foot cables should also be viable. Hope this info helps until a low cost complete DASH compatible solution is developed.

    usbdash1.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2016

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  2. luxuskamel
    Lollipop Jul 6, 2016


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  3. Jebusfreek666
    Gingerbread Jul 6, 2016

    Jebusfreek666 , Jul 6, 2016 :
    Thank you for doing the leg work on this! I will definitely be doing this in my house and in the car to hide the charging cable. Have you tested to see if the charge times are equal with the extender? I would think that they would be very similar, but could see losing just a tiny bit of speed depending on length.
     

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  4. sbooth
    US Brand Ambassador Jul 6, 2016

    sbooth , Jul 6, 2016 :
    No noticeable difference that I can see thus far. :)
     
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  5. rswinney99
    Gingerbread Jul 7, 2016

    rswinney99 , Jul 7, 2016 :
    The way that phone is sitting on over the empty box on the edge of the counter top is making me cringe. I just wanna scoot it back some. :eek:
     

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  6. Professorchaos1
    Honeycomb Jul 7, 2016

    Professorchaos1 , Jul 7, 2016 :
    Sometimes you gotta live dangerously ;)
     

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  7. jerrymilton
    Jelly Bean Jul 7, 2016

  8. TrueBrush
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 7, 2016


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  9. whoamanwtf
    Donut Jul 7, 2016

    whoamanwtf , Jul 7, 2016 :
    Well I guess I will have to order the 6 foot right now and try it out, I live close and have prime so will update within two days.
     

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  10. Deepak.Si
    KitKat Jul 7, 2016

    Deepak.Si , Jul 7, 2016 :
    He just found a way for using dash charge via extension cable.....give people some time maybe they'll come with a complete cable..!!
     

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  11. crysen
    Gingerbread Jul 7, 2016


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  12. DTONE
    Staff Staff Member Jul 7, 2016

    DTONE , Jul 7, 2016 :
    test
     

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  13. grk007
    Honeycomb Jul 7, 2016


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  14. r25txe
    Cupcake Jul 7, 2016

    r25txe , Jul 7, 2016 :
    I just ordered the 2 metre version (3060) as the 3030 version in OP was not available in Europe.

    I'll let you know if the longer one also works with Dash.
     

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  15. whoamanwtf
    Donut Jul 10, 2016


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  16. meatandy
    Oreo Jul 12, 2016

    meatandy , Jul 12, 2016 :
    Thanks for your find .
     

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  17. r25txe
    Cupcake Jul 13, 2016

    r25txe , Jul 13, 2016 :
    Yes, confirmed.

    I'll check amperages when I get a chance.
     

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  18. Xmanofsteel69
    Cupcake Jul 13, 2016


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  19. kimop4
    Froyo Jul 13, 2016

    kimop4 , Jul 13, 2016 :
    According to my search, cable marks show "AWM STYLE 2725" which refers to AWG26-28 so I think the Amazon cable is higher quality than Sabrent and should work. Maybe someone can test the Amazon and report back.
     

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  20. Xmanofsteel69
    Cupcake Jul 13, 2016

    Xmanofsteel69 , Jul 13, 2016 :
    If I'm not mistaken, isn't the lower the number the better quality/thicker the wire? If it's higher I'd assume it probably won't work :(. Darn
     

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