Originally Posted by Sasquach
Has USB-3 been that problematic? Even the Nintendo Switch has a somewhat off-spec version of USB-3 (which was known to brick some units with third party docking stations).
Who's fault would any of this be? having to be pretty anal a bout which charging cable to use kind of defeats the purpose of a universal port......
Chinesium cables and chargers that skirt specs.
USB-C has had to have some really strict requirements put in place because cables and connectors like to get hot and smoke.
It's like a seller putting ends that trick a charger into thinking the cable is a 100W cable but is really only meant for maybe 30W. Sure it works for a bit but then it goes wrong. Oh and the ends are built as cheap as possible to pay for those resistors.
People being cheap is the problem. They'll buy a $3000 machine then scoff at $100 for the charger, figuring they'll just buy 4 of those $25 ones from that cheap seller...