USB Type-C is all the rage right now, but as it’s a new standard of hardware, there are bound to be some teething issues for manufacturers. To uncover non-compliant cables and adapters before they potentially damage your device, Googler Benson Leung a.k.a. the USB Vigilante, has been testing every accessory available under the sun and advising whether you’ll want to risk it with your device or not. As it turns out, he has found that the OnePlus USB Type-C adapter is out of spec – as Leung puts it: “it uses the wrong identifier resistor”, which can potentially damage your device while charging.

OnePlus has yet to respond to Leung’s findings, but while it’s understandable that being one of the first to adopt the new standard you might make some mistakes, it’s kind of disappointing that a manufacturer who’s own device uses USB Type-C might potentially have damaged their own devices. Regardless, if you’re looking for a cheap USB Type-C adapter for your Chromebook Pixel or new Nexus 5X/6P, the OnePlus USB Type-C adapter probably isn’t the way to go for you.

What do you think about the OnePlus USB Type-C adapter being out of spec? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Google+ via XDA

  • Mrd1

    Their new phone is out of spec too. The X is missing the necessary 700 band for lte making it useless indoors in many locations. Serious oversight which makes me no longer shocked to see this news.

  • Daniél Lecoq

    The OnePlus One was revolutionary. It had the right things at the right time to the right price, except for the invitation system.
    The OnePlus 2, was good, but no “YaaY”, missing important features for a 2015 flagship and not longer feeling like “great hardware for lowest price” since you could get a similar spec phone with things like NFC for the same or lower price.
    The OnePlus X, I didn’t even bother to check out the specs.
    I so wanted a OnePlus One… early last year. Not now.

  • FILA

    There USB C cords are also out of spec

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