The makers of USB extension cables bring the latest USB type C connector that fit to laptops and smartphones, and several other devices. However, there are many USB C cables poorly designed by manufacturers and such cables could potentially damage your hardware. This is why you need to be alert before buying any USB type C cables for your brand new hardware devices. There are certain specifications you need to look up to ensure that your device is complaint with the USB C cable or not.
How poorly designed USB C cables can damage your hardware?
The issue is specifically with cables that has a USB Type C connector on one end and older USB connector on the other end. For instance, there are many devices that still use USB Type A. When you get a USB type C device, you may want to use the USB Type as a charging cable for your older laptop or power blocks.
The issue- USB Type C devices can support faster charging, you may find it great. However, the most USB Type a devices were never intended by manufacturers to offer as much power as a USB Type C device can consume.
Suppose you have a computer with an older USB port i.e. Type A and a new smartphone with the new USB port i.e. Type C. You’d connect the computer to the smartphone using the USB type A to USB type C. Precisely designed cable helps prevent the smartphone from drawing excess power from the computer’s USB port. The poorly designed cable will let the smartphone to draw too much of power and this could damage your computer or its USB port.
Even the manufacturers of smartphone have shipped bad cables. Prior buying a cable with a USB Type C connector at one end and an older USB connector at another, you need to ensure that it is specifically designed as per the USB C specifications and won’t damage your devices.
Read reviews online before buying these cables from eCommerce stores. Note down the names of manufacturers who meet the requirements and avail best designed USB extension cables from them. You can direct contact companies and get delivery at home or else visit the store of the retailer that is selling manufacturer’s products at decent rates.
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