Testing Methodology and Documentation

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How to test a USB Type C cable

Equipement needed:

A USB Type C cable can support USB 2.0, USB 3.X, USB 4 specifications as indicated below

USB Connectors

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Step 1: Check connectors

Make sure:

  • Connector 1 is Type C.

  • Connector 2 is either:

    • Type C

    • Standard Type B SuperSpeed

    • Lightning

    • Micro B Superspeed

    • Micro B

Connector 1 Connector 2 Module name Module image
Type C Type C USB Type-C to USB Type-C module
Type C Lightning USB Type-C to Lightning
Type C Standard B Superspeed USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Standard B
Type C Micro B Superspeed USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Micro-B
Type C Micro B USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Micro-B

Step 2: Take some manual measurements

  • Length in cm with and without connectors.
  • Diameter in mm
  • Serial number or Model number written on cable if applicable

Step 3: Test the cable with ACTv2

The cable tester is going to test for cable quality, transfer rate and charging.

  • Attach the USB Type-C to USB Type-C module on the cable tester.
  • Turn on the cable tester if not already on.
  • Go to in a browser.
  • Login and Select Auto detect USB C profile.
  • Select “Auto-Detect USB Type-C Cable” profile
  • Connect the cable and keep the cable untangled and non touching to avoid problems during test.

Choose the correct test profile

Step 4: Save the results and export report in JSON