USB Type-C Fries Chromebook with Bad Cable

chrombookThe USB 3.1 Type-C cables comes in all colors, sizes, and varying degrees of quality control. It is a specification for a reversible plug connector for USB devices and USB cabling. It was published by the USB Implementers Forum. The Type-C cable plug connects with both hosts and devices. The latest generation of USB (Universal Serial Bus) cables may be universal and capable of delivering more power to our gadgets, but not all of them are working as expected. In fact, one campaigning Google engineer who expectancy to name and shame Amazon sellers shifting dodgy cables, has found one particularly bad one that fried his Chromebook at the time of testing.

Google engineer Benson Leung has been on a mission to show that all USB C cables are not manufactured equal, and that mission seems to have finished. Because with one cable totally frying his system. Leung has been checking USB C cables and posting reviews of them on Amazon in a few months ago. The most recent cable he tested, made by SurjTech, turned out to be completely miswired.

Even something he also did not recognize until after it come through to destroy my test equipment including Chromebook Pixel. At this point his explanation went incorrect. “The ground pin on the Type A plug is laced to the Vbus pins on the Type-C plug. The Vbus pin of Type A plug is bound to the ground on the Type-C plug. Leung informs that his USB-C cable reviews are going to down a little bit because of this incidental.

Google Chromebook Pixel 2 first became available in March 2015. It is powered with 5th generation Broadwell based Core i5 or Core i7 processor along with 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM, a 32 GB Solid State Drive and also having up to 12 hours of battery life. The device features a 12.85 inch capacitive multi-touch display along with a 2560 x 1700 p 3:2 resolution at 239ppi (pixels per inch), an SD card reader, a fully clickable, etched-glass trackpad, a headphone and microphone combo port, two 5Gbps USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a backlit Chrome keyboard and two 10Gbps USB 3.1 Type-C ports.