USB Type-C Cable Fails (2)

Last time, I shared information on the hazards of improperly implemented USB Type-C.  Now, here are a few more examples.

Cause not determined, Galaxy Note 7 with USB Type-C melts down Cause not determined, Galaxy Note 7 with USB Type-C melts down

Source:  Phandroid (Aug 24, 2016)
http://phandroid.com/2016/08/24/samsung-galaxy-note-7-exploded/

The official cause has not been determined, but it looks like a USB Type-Micro B to USB Type-C adapter may have been involved.

Today's news was even more definitive -

Defective USB Type-C cables can put high voltage and current on the line at the wrong time Defective USB Type-C cables can put high voltage and current on the line at the wrong time

These cables 'remembered' the power setting from one device to another, which could lead to the wrong voltage and current frying your electrical gear, potentially causing a fire.  There's a great explanation of the issue in this YouTube video, Why Anker recalled USB Type-C cables


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We'll post more as future videos arise pertaining to cable quality and it's impact.

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