OnePlus is offering refunds for its troublesome USB Type-C cables

OnePlus has admitted that its USB Type-C cable is “using a resistor that may not be fully compatible with some third-party devices,” and is now offering refunds for the accessory — but only if you purchased it separately.

News of the faulty cable came to light after Google engineer Benson Leung tested it, and discovered that the OnePlus cable had the potential to damage devices from other manufactures by drawing too much power. “This may cause damage to whatever cable, hub, PC, or charger you plug into this,” he explained. OnePlus now says that the problem is due to the resistor in the cable; it’s using a 10kΩ resistor, instead of the 56kΩ that should be standard for Type-C.

However, the cable is perfectly safe to use with the OnePlus…

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