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USB-C charging cables: not always as good as you’d think

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/12/25

Merry X-mas sorting out your cables (:

Some interesting links that all come down to: make sure your USB-C cable is compliant before you start really using it.

you cannot be sure that cables Benson tested good are always good. Trust me, it happened to me. Knowing the ASINs/EANs of good cables, I went into local stores and bought a number of presumably good cables. Know what? They were bad. Might be that vendors recently changed their cables and there are still batches of bad ones out there, still with the same ASIN/EAN codes. So just be careful!

and

Having a weaker than 3A charger is actually a risk factor because the device being charged will always try to charge at 3 and if the older adapter can’t handle 3A, that is when it might be

–jeroen

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