OnePlus blames third-parties for faulty USB Type-C cable and adapter

OnePlus attempts to shift some blame on its suppliers, stating 'cheaply made' chargers aren't for everyone.

Published Mon, Nov 30 2015 3:36 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

After we reported on OnePlus refusing to replace its USB Type-C cable and adapter for the OnePlus 2, this company has tried to pin some of the fault on supplier issues.

OnePlus blames third-parties for faulty USB Type-C cable and adapter |

In a blog post, OnePlus stated that "cheaply made" third-party hardware mightn't be the best suit for all users. They continued, "Name-brand products like chargers, cables, power banks and USB hubs that are made by reputable companies are usually pretty trustworthy and safe to use," further labeling its suppliers as of poor quality.

While the OnePlus charger and adapter isn't a surefire way to fry your electronics, there is a possibility that issues may arise, with a Google engineer ringing alarm bells in recent times.

UPDATE: OnePlus reaches out to clarify these points, stating that this section of the blog was merely a warning to consumers, not designed to blame suppliers.


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