Google: Some third-party USB c cables are dangerous when charging laptops




Some inexpensive USB-c-cables are dangerous for charging laptops with it, because they do not follow the well-c USB specification. Google is the conclusion after a survey of cables can be purchased from Amazon webstore.

Google engineer Benson Leung has a list of reviews published cables on Amazon to warn users against the sometimes dangerous cables. Often goes wrong according to him, because manufacturers with a c-USB to USB-A 2.0 cable build the necessary resistance of 56kΩ. Thereby trying to persuade the Chromebook Pixel 3A from the charger, while the side with USB-A that might not handle. As a result, damage to the charger or USB hub.

Leung said on Google+ that he wants to warn of lower quality cables with the reviews, thus the Chromebook Pixel and perhaps other laptops with USB-c can not charging. The technician also has an online way put to check on a Chromebook Pixel or a cable in order. USB C is reversible USB connector, which has been in use since this year include laptops, tablets and smartphones.


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