A few weeks ago, a story emerged that alleged that theÂ OnePlus USB Type-C accessories were out of spec according to the Type-C standard. The finding was made by Benson Leung, a Googler who has taken it on himself to test all the availableÂ USB Type-C accessories out there to see if they are compliant or not. Since then, we’ve found out that OnePlus’ accessories comply withÂ Type-C 1.0, whereas faster charging devices like the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P require the more recent, robustÂ Type-C 1.1. The difference is thatÂ Type-C 1.1 is supposed to be capable of charging with 3A and using a non-compliant accessory on a device expecting this kind of current could end in damage to the adapter.
While OnePlus was initially coy about their Type-C accessories, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has since responded to the claims in a blog post, again reaffirming that its ownÂ OnePlus USB Type-C accessories are fine to be used with the OnePlus 2. However, those who bought the cables and adapters believing they would be usable with other devices are being offered an olive branch – OnePlus has set up a system for people to claim refunds for their accessories, and says that it is going to have updated accessories in the near future.
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