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USB Type-C Cable Fails (2)

Previously, I shared information on the hazards of improperly implemented USB Type-C.  Now, here are a few additional examples and ways to utilize advanced cable properly and work with USB power. In this article by Phandroid, the battery of a Galaxy Note 7 with USB Type-C blew up from the side consequently melting the device. 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.

These cables 'remembered' the USB power setting from one device to another, which could lead to the wrong voltage and current frying your electrical gear, potentially causing a fire.  While the impact of technology can be great, there are certain techniques that should be implemented and there's a helpful 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 its impact.