USB Type-C: Not All Cables Are Created Equal - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
USB Type-C: Not All Cables Are Created Equal
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
mejiac
50%
50%
mejiac,
User Rank: Ninja
11/30/2015 | 10:07:12 AM
Re: Update on the OnePlus 2 Type-C Cables
@tzubair,

I agree with your statement, devices will probably detect if a generic cable isn't sufficient for either charging/data transfer.

My Iphone will simply not accept when I use a generic cable (normally a really cheap one when trying to get a quick charge). My Nexus 7 wil accept it, but will charge very very slow, so I guess for USB Typce C it'll be a similar scenario.

At first price will be a concern, but given time things should lower.
tzubair
50%
50%
tzubair,
User Rank: Ninja
11/29/2015 | 10:35:44 PM
Re: Update on the OnePlus 2 Type-C Cables
"The issue with the OnePlus USB Type-C cable is that it tries to draw 3A when the power adapter shipped with the device only provides 2A, thus heating up the adapter and potentially damagin it permanently."

@Pablo: In this case, the device should forewarn the user after detecting that the power source is inadequate. Most users would be unaware of this and would not use the right power source with the cable. I believe OnPlus should make a note of this happening around and other companies should follow.
nasimson
50%
50%
nasimson,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2015 | 9:35:19 PM
Re: Update on the OnePlus 2 Type-C Cables
Thanks Pablo. I also used to think all cables are same. Now I understand why some chargers heat up really hot even after 10 minutes of plug in.
Pablo Valerio
50%
50%
Pablo Valerio,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2015 | 11:35:56 AM
Update on the OnePlus 2 Type-C Cables
OnePlus has admitted they have been shipping defective USB Type-C cables with the OnePlus 2. They offer exchanges and refunds:

The issue with the OnePlus USB Type-C cable is that it tries to draw 3A when the power adapter shipped with the device only provides 2A, thus heating up the adapter and potentially damagin it permanently.

OnePlus is offering to replace the cable.


State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Slideshows
What Digital Transformation Is (And Isn't)
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  12/4/2019
Commentary
Watch Out for New Barriers to Faster Software Development
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  12/3/2019
Commentary
If DevOps Is So Awesome, Why Is Your Initiative Failing?
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary,  12/2/2019
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
The Cloud Gets Ready for the 20's
This IT Trend Report explores how cloud computing is being shaped for the next phase in its maturation. It will help enterprise IT decision makers and business leaders understand some of the key trends reflected emerging cloud concepts and technologies, and in enterprise cloud usage patterns. Get it today!
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll