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Question: Can I trust these cables to not destroy my devices?
Answer: Maybe. The Tronsmart Type-A to Type-C cables were Benson-approved (source [amazon.com]). However, the products shown in this thread are Type-C to Type-C cables.
A thought: Benson Leung reviewed these 2.5 years ago on 01/03/2016. I hope Tronsmart hasn't changed the cables since.

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  • I did not get charged sales tax in California.
  • Each promotion code is one-time use per account. (I intended to buy multiple cables, but wanted to break up the orders to get multiple No-Rush Shipping credits.)

I hope this helps,
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Question: Can I trust these cables to not destroy my devices?
Answer: Maybe. The Tronsmart Type-A to Type-C cables were Benson-approved (source [amazon.com]). However, the products shown in this thread are Type-C to Type-C cables.
A thought: Benson Leung reviewed these 2.5 years ago on 01/03/2016. I hope Tronsmart hasn't changed the cables since.

Other Notes:
  • I did not get charged sales tax in California.
  • Each promotion code is one-time use per account. (I intended to buy multiple cables, but wanted to break up the orders to get multiple No-Rush Shipping credits.)

I hope this helps,
Tofu Vic
Never heard of Benson Leung... but if you (Tofu Vic) bought them, I will take the chance too.
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For those who wants to use these for laptops charging and high-speed transfer, the cables support only 480mbps transfer speed and 15w charging power. Not a good choice.
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Never heard of Benson Leung... but if you (Tofu Vic) bought them, I will take the chance too.
I obviously can't guarantee that these cables are good, but I took the chance because:
  • At least Benson reviewed a similar cable.
  • I have had good experiences with Tronsmart products.
  • Reviews of the 6ft Type-C to Type-C cables are generally good. The bad reviews state that the cables stopped working; if that happens, I'll contact Tronsmart.
That said, I'm always a bit nervous because:
  • Like many other brands, Tronsmart may not manufacturer all of their branded products.
  • Like many other third-party sellers on Amazon - including Anker, Aukey, and RAVPower - Tronsmart does have shills for its products.
Benson Leung is a Google engineer who tests Type-C cables and revealed that seemingly most Type-C cables can be dangerous to use. In fact, in 2016, a cable fried his Google Pixel laptop [amazon.com] because
  • the two wires inside the cable were soldered sloppily to the wrong connectors, which resulted in high-voltage power being delivered to the wrong place;
  • the advertised SuperSpeed cables were missing entirely; and
  • a 10 kΩ resistor was used instead of the 56 kΩ resistor.
Benson also uncovered other issues, such as the Type-C cable that comes with the OnePlus 2 can fry other devices [engadget.com], and the cable should only be used for the OnePlus 2.


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if you search amazon for usb-c 4-pack you'll find 1,3,6,10' variety packs for $10

IMHO that's a much better and more versatile deal than whatever OP is pimping.
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I obviously can't guarantee that these cables are good, but I took the chance because:
  • At least Benson reviewed a similar cable.
  • I have had good experiences with Tronsmart products.
  • Reviews of the 6ft Type-C to Type-C cables are generally good. The bad reviews state that the cables stopped working; if that happens, I'll contact Tronsmart.
That said, I'm always a bit nervous because:
  • Like many other brands, Tronsmart may not manufacturer all of their branded products.
  • Like many other third-party sellers on Amazon - including Anker, Aukey, and RAVPower - Tronsmart does have shills for its products.
Benson Leung is a Google engineer who tests Type-C cables and revealed that seemingly most Type-C cables can be dangerous to use. In fact, in 2016, a cable fried his Google Pixel laptop [amazon.com] because
  • the two wires inside the cable were soldered sloppily to the wrong connectors, which resulted in high-voltage power being delivered to the wrong place;
  • the advertised SuperSpeed cables were missing entirely; and
  • a 10 kΩ resistor was used instead of the 56 kΩ resistor.
Benson also uncovered other issues, such as the Type-C cable that comes with the OnePlus 2 can fry other devices [engadget.com], and the cable should only be used for the OnePlus 2.


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Wow, you should start a blog, I like the way you write, very clear and detailed.
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Unless I missed it, I don't see any mention of them having a 56 kΩ resistor on these cables. Unless its such a standard now that they don't bother mentioning it?
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Wow, you should start a blog, I like the way you write, very clear and detailed.
You should see him write about toilet paper
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Unless I missed it, I don't see any mention of them having a 56 kΩ resistor on these cables. Unless its such a standard now that they don't bother mentioning it?
That's an A to C issue. This is a C to C cable. Tronsmart has made revisions based on testing in the past, but I don't know about this specific cable.
USB cables have always been the most annoying things to purchase due to variances in charging speed, data transfer speed, and even the possibility of damaging devices. Even the USB-IF certification has let poorly designed components through. Hopefully the Made for Google program is more stringent.
Also, I wish there were color coded or specifically labeled specs on all USB cables. It's just annoying to try to remember which cable is is 3.1 vs 2.0, 3a vs 5a, etc. You can't just pull a charging cable and use it as hard drive cable or a display cable. I like the idea of a single port for multiple functions, but please make the cable situation a little easier.
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That's an A to C issue. This is a C to C cable. Tronsmart has made revisions based on testing in the past, but I don't know about this specific cable.
USB cables have always been the most annoying things to purchase due to variances in charging speed, data transfer speed, and even the possibility of damaging devices. Even the USB-IF certification has let poorly designed components through. Hopefully the Made for Google program is more stringent.
Also, I wish there were color coded or specifically labeled specs on all USB cables. It's just annoying to try to remember which cable is is 3.1 vs 2.0, 3a vs 5a, etc. You can't just pull a charging cable and use it as hard drive cable or a display cable. I like the idea of a single port for multiple functions, but please make the cable situation a little easier.
Ahh you're right I didn't pay any attention that it was usb c - usb c, thanks for the clarification! I agree they definitely should be color coded or labeled, would be so much easier to find the one you need in a box/rats net Stick Out Tongue
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Tronsmart is garbage. Many SDers bought micro USB cables from them a while back. Each lasted about a month or two. Were replaced with much apology after complaints with "gold plated" cables. They also lasted a couple of months.
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will try these.
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I obviously can't guarantee that these cables are good, but I took the chance because:
  • At least Benson reviewed a similar cable.
  • I have had good experiences with Tronsmart products.
  • Reviews of the 6ft Type-C to Type-C cables are generally good. The bad reviews state that the cables stopped working; if that happens, I'll contact Tronsmart.
That said, I'm always a bit nervous because:
  • Like many other brands, Tronsmart may not manufacturer all of their branded products.
  • Like many other third-party sellers on Amazon - including Anker, Aukey, and RAVPower - Tronsmart does have shills for its products.
Benson Leung is a Google engineer who tests Type-C cables and revealed that seemingly most Type-C cables can be dangerous to use. In fact, in 2016, a cable fried his Google Pixel laptop [amazon.com] because
  • the two wires inside the cable were soldered sloppily to the wrong connectors, which resulted in high-voltage power being delivered to the wrong place;
  • the advertised SuperSpeed cables were missing entirely; and
  • a 10 kΩ resistor was used instead of the 56 kΩ resistor.
Benson also uncovered other issues, such as the Type-C cable that comes with the OnePlus 2 can fry other devices [engadget.com], and the cable should only be used for the OnePlus 2.


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Any info on OnePlus 1 cable or 5t causing this?
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The microusb cables were crap but I have the 90w tronsmart titan that does quick charge 2.0 on all five ports , and it's the best charger ever used, these cables look better than previous usb cables though
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