USB C HUBs vs Macbook damage HooToo Shuttle

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Unrealmac1988, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Unrealmac1988 macrumors member

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    I have heard many things about false USB type C cables and how they can negatively affect your macbook and even breaking it.

    Could someone explain to me where exactly this problem is coming from and about what I have to look closely when I buy USB type C accessories ?

    I already bought for fun this USB C hub because I got it very cheap and it seem to be the best USB C hub out there. I do not have a rMB yet but after reading all the stuff about frying Macbooks I am kinda scared to try them/it.

    Does anybody have any experience with the Hootoo Shuttle?

    thanks!
     
  2. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    I like the looks of that hub but there is no pass-through charging. That makes it useless. I have used many non Apple USB-C cables, in fact my current home charge cable is clone. Works perfectly. I have a USC-C to USB3. Works perfectly. Buy from a source where you can easily return.

    For those in the US:

    http://www.amazon.com/HooToo-Shuttl...5924575&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=hoo+too+shuttle
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    Update. There is a version with power passthrough. Positive reviews but does not seem to be available yet.
     
  3. Unrealmac1988 thread starter macrumors member

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    If you mean with 'pass-through' charging if the hub can also charge your macbook while being plugged in: yes it can.

    there is a USB C input slot for power on the other half of the main slots :)

    The one I have is the one with this USB C port for charging.

    But the question was also: what do I have to look for when buying USB C accessories to be sure they are safe?
     
  4. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Your linked product was not that model.
     
  5. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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  6. ZipZap macrumors 601

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  7. Unrealmac1988 thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah that's the model I have. So with all you now knowing about it:

    Is there any way to tell if this will damage my future rMB of is there any way in general to tell if USB C accessories and laptops/phones are compatible on a non destructible basis ?
     
  8. Enrico macrumors 6502

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    Quick question....do you get the same charging speed, when connecting the Apple AC Adapter to the USB-C Passthru on the Hootoo Hub? Thanks!
     

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