Amazon prohibits c USB cables can cause damage

Mar

31

2016

Amazon prohibits providers on its site to sell usb c cables that deviate from the standard. This will prevent the merchants customers stuck with cables that prove to be dangerous and cause damage.

USB c Amazon has the ” restricted products ” -page to provide its website an update and thereby put the USB-C cables that do not meet the standard of the USB Implementers Forum may not be sold on the site, noted Google engineer Benson Leung on. Amazon check cables before they go on sale and it is therefore mainly a signal to providers to put the cables on the site.

Leung previously made ​​a list of cables that do comply with the standard and thus are safe to purchase. Often, according to him wrong, because manufacturers do not build the necessary resistance of 56kΩ in a c- USB to a USB 2.0 cable. Thereby trying to get the Chromebook Pixel 3A from the charger, while the side with a USB that might not handle. The result is that damage can occur to a charger or a USB hub. Among other smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has such cables sold . USB-C is reversible USB connector, which has been in use since last year include laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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