PSA - Safe USB-C Cables

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  1. happypeople, Nov 9, 2016
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    happypeople macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    The Verge posted an article about how not all USB-C cables are meeting the USB standards, and how Benson Leung a Google engineer has been testing various cables available on Amazon.

    I thought that this would be a useful resource for all of us here as we prepare to receive out new Macbook Pro's.

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/4/10916264/usb-c-russian-roulette-power-cords

    Here is a list of cables that Benson Leung has reviewed and determined that are compliant with USB standards:

    https://usbccompliant.com/

    There is also a spreadsheet if you are interested in a more in-depth look:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wJwqv3rTNmORXz-XJsQaXK1dl8I91V4-eP_sfNVNzbA/edit#gid=0

    Edit: Link to Benson Leung's Google+ USB-C Cable Updates
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/s0Inv

    Edit: USB-C Compliant Cables according to the USB IF
    http://www.usb.org/kcompliance/view/USB Type-C Cable Certifications.pdf
     
  2. MareLuce macrumors 6502

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    Thanks so much for posting this!

    I had it on my to do list to remember the guys name and find the compliant ones. Now you up and did it for me. Thanks again.
     
  3. happypeople thread starter macrumors member

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    No problem! Just trying to help everyone out, as I am sure I am not the only one looking for quality cables to use with my new machine when it arrives :)
     
  4. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    I nominate this for "Thread of the Month".

    Very nice!
     
  5. happypeople thread starter macrumors member

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    Can I second this nomination even though I posted it haha

    A sticky would probably help a lot of people out though, which would be neat
     
  6. Mr Fusion macrumors 6502a

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    I second that. Mods please sticky this thread, this is valuable information for a lot of people.
     
  7. MareLuce macrumors 6502

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  8. dyn macrumors 68030

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    No, there is too much overlap with the following topic that already is a sticky: Super Sticky Thread for USB-C Docks, Cables and Accessories. It would be nicer if that topic could be expanded with the first post being a wiki where we can share some important info regarding USB-C (such as the safe cable list posted here).
     
  9. happypeople thread starter macrumors member

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    I haven't found a more up to date spread sheet unfortunately, though he seems to update his Google+ pretty frequently with product links and his reviews linked on amazon.
    Link: https://plus.google.com/collection/s0Inv
     
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