Benson Leung’s good intentions have finally caught up with him, after the Google engineer launched a crusade against bad USB-C cables in late 2015. Leung just uncovered another sub-standard USB-C cable—and this time it’s cost him a thousand dollar laptop.
The Google engineer recently tested Surjtech’s 3M USB 3.1 Type-C to standard Type-A USB 3.0 adapter cable, but those tests didn’t get very far at all. Leung said that as soon as he connected the cable to his Chromebook Pixel, via a small USB power delivery (PD) analyzer, both the PD and his laptop ceased working properly.
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