OnePlus confirms that its USB Type-C cables and adapters can damage external power sources

OnePlus confirms that its USB Type-C cables and adapters can damage external power sources
Earlier today, OnePlus has issued a statement officially acknowledging that its USB Type-C cables and adapters can cause damage to external power sources.

About a couple of weeks ago, Google engineer Benson Leung reviewed the USB Type-C cable and adapter that come with the OnePlus 2, finding that both of them use non-standard resistors which may damage to external power sources in certain circumstances. 

The engineering problem, which is the adoption of a 10kΩ resistor instead of a 56kΩ one as specified by the USB Type-C 1.1 standard, only affects devices with fast-charging support. Essentially, the non-standard resistor would fail in stopping fast-charging devices from drawing more power from an external power source than it supports, thus potentially damaging the power source. OnePlus also said that it is working to solve this problem with future revisions of the cable.

OnePlus says that its USB Type-C cable and adapter will not create any trouble as long as they are being used with the OnePlus 2. Those who've purchased the cable or the adapter separately can get a full refund by heading over to the source link below and filling out the form there.

What do you guys make of this? Should OnePlus offer replacement, standard-compliant USB Type-C cables and adapters to those who've purchased its second-generation "Flagship Killer"?

source: OnePlus

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7 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

NOW YOU CONFORM IT? Oneplus...I don't give out many L's but...SMDH!

2. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

This proves enough that nothing is reliable and has trustworthy quality than the big titans like Samsung, LG,..

3. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

OnePlus hold this infinite L! Taking L's with the so called flagship killer.

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Why Do Tech Companies Think Its Ok For Them To Ignore Fixing Problems They've Known About For Such A Long Time. Example: Apple And The iCloud Hack.

6. Grenmad

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 06, 2014

LOL Do you need an invite to return it?

7. WPX00

Posts: 509; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Never settle.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Well you know full well they cut corners to get their pricing. I guess the cable is one corner

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