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Old Jan 24, 2020, 12:46 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Sasquach View Post
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...
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