OnePlus gained't substitute the two's flawed USB Sort-C cable
Google engineer Benson Leung just lately examined the OnePlus 2‘s USB Sort-C cable and stated it “might trigger injury to your charger, hub or PC USB port” if used on a quick-charging gadget. OnePlus has now admitted that it does not conform to the USB Sort-C 1.1 spec, and has agreed to offer refunds to its clients. There’s one giant caveat, nevertheless. Because the cable cannot trigger issues with the OnePlus 2 itself (it isn’t a quick-charging telephone), the corporate will not give refunds or alternative cables to consumers of the handset. As an alternative, it’ll solely refund clients who bought the cable individually.
The corporate’s logic is that the cable works nice for its meant mission, charging the OnePlus 2. Nevertheless, somebody unaware of the difficulty might seize the cable (it is brilliant purple!) and use it to cost one other telephone or a laptop computer like Google’s Chromebook Pixel. Because it has the flawed resistor for the USB Sort-C 1.1 specification (10 okay-ohms as an alternative of fifty six okay-ohms), the system might draw extra energy than the charger itself is ready to help. A very good USB charger will minimize off with out injury, however a nasty one (and there are various on the market) might fry, or worse, trigger an electrical hearth. A greater answer could be to recall and substitute all of the cables on the market, however in the event you’re planning to maintain it, Leung recommends that you simply “mark it with a tag so you do not overlook it is particular.”