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USB Cables 2 different cables 1 to charge 1 to transfer?

Is this for real?

 

Canon has 2 cables listed as accessories for the EOS M50, and many more. 

Is this not a typo, and the USB cables are wired differently for charging, and transfer. 

 

1. USB Cable IFC-500U - Transfer Cable
https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/usb-cable-ifc-500u 

 

2. Interface Cable IFC-600PCU - Charging Cable 
https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/interface-cable-ifc-600PCU 

 

I tried about 5 or 6 USB 2.0 cables I already had, and they transfered files at USB 2.0 speeds. 

I'm needing an onboard power solution, and wondering if this "IFC-600PCU" can be used to continuously supply power or keep the battery charged on the M50 while hooked into the HDMI port? 

 

Thanks for any replies. 

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Re: USB Cables 2 different cables 1 to charge 1 to transfer?

The cables have different lengths.

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Re: USB Cables 2 different cables 1 to charge 1 to transfer?

I did not see the lengths in the specs, but they state one is for transfers, and the other is for charging. 

I can verify that a transfer cable will NOT charge the battery. 

 

So I was just trying to get a verification that this is correct.

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Re: USB Cables 2 different cables 1 to charge 1 to transfer?

I haven't got an M50 but everything I have read says that it doesn't have a USB charging facility.

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Re: USB Cables 2 different cables 1 to charge 1 to transfer?

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That's why I'm so confused about this product listing on the Canon M50 webpage. 

 

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Re: USB Cables 2 different cables 1 to charge 1 to transfer?


@Mr_Scary wrote:

That's why I'm so confused about this product listing on the Canon M50 webpage. 

 

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I do not believe the "charging cable" is what it seems.  I think it is just one piece of a larger kit.  I cannot find the one for the smaller camera bodies, but here is the link to the PD=E1. 

 

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/usb-power-adapter-pd-e1 

 

The PD-E1 USB Charging kit comes with a AC power adapter, which supplies power to the camera through the cable.

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Re: USB Cables 2 different cables 1 to charge 1 to transfer?

Okay. They also make a dummy battery AC power kit. But I will investigate this over the next few days, and this weekend, I will see if the USB cable actually charges. because I have not had to charge the battery yet. I have been leaving the camera USB plugged into my PC when I'm using the computer., and the battery has been staying full. But I need to drain the battery more to be sure.

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