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Anker issues recall after budget USB C cable has potential to damage your phone/device

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It turns out that a specific cable from budget accessory provider Anker might be dangerous, as it "remembers" the voltage for the USB-C power input on some newer laptops like the Chromebook Pixel, the… Read More
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[mod] 10m, 3w agoPosted 10 months, 3 weeks ago
It turns out that a specific cable from budget accessory provider Anker might be dangerous, as it "remembers" the voltage for the USB-C power input on some newer laptops like the Chromebook Pixel, then provides that same voltage to phones if not unplugged from a more powerful charging base. USB-C laptops are designed to take 15V-20V power input, but some phones are only designed to take inputs at up to 5V. The differential could damage low-power electronics or, in extreme cases, cause battery explosions or fires.

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We are offering all of our PowerLine USB-C A8185011 users a full refund. In addition, we would like to offer a free Anker PowerLine USB-C cable to affected customers once we have improved Anker PowerLine USB-C A8185011.

Will there be refunds for damaged devices though? :|

**Article from Android Police**




Edited By: msmyth on Aug 30, 2016 12:05

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