This gizmo can help you catch a defective USB Type C cable before it fries your electronics
Unfortunately, the Power Meter won't double as a surge protector and it won't tell you, in layman terms, if everything is working optimally. It's up to you to consult your device's manual and get the recommended power draw figures. If something's off, you can unplug right away – before damage happens – and investigate the cause.
Cheap or poorly made cables are capable of damaging your Type C devices beyond repair. You are at elevated risk if the cable isn't of the Type C to Type C variety, but something like Type C to Type A (the latter is common on laptops, chargers, and power banks) instead. Since the Type A standard isn't designed to handle maximum Type C power draw (3A) or regulate itself, the connection is prone to problems, unless the cable is properly made.
If you need an USB Type C to Type A cable, but can't be bother with a device like Satechi's, consult this chart, which contains verified brands, models, and Amazon links.