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P3A - Apple USB cable

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by TerenceM, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. TerenceM

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    I'm picking up a new P3A on Tuesday and read somewhere that the usb cable provided will not plug into my iPad Air 2 or iPhone 6, if this is so, what cable should I get? I mean does it have a specific name or simply Apple to mini usb?

    Thsnks and apologies for dumb question
     
  2. alokbhargava

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    Apple standard USB to iPhone cable will work. If you need shorter cable later on, there are many sources available on Amazon.
     
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  3. TerenceM

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    Many thanks for your prompt reply. So it seems I already have the cable. Just need the phantom now!
     
  4. Erroll

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    It is called a 'lightning' cable.
     
  5. TerenceM

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    Thanks Errol
     
  6. msinger

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    TerenceM, the Lightning cables you already own will work, but they are going to have a lot of slack. I use this Cambond Lightning cable on all of my Phantoms. It's just the right size and made very well.
     
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    Apple do a 0.5m lead, I had one kicking about and it's perfect length


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    Try a 0.3m cable. It's the sweet spot ;)
     
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    Thanks all for your input, much appreciated.
     
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