Benson Leung, a Senior Google Engineer, has said that Type-C adapter cables from Chinese manufacturer OnePlus are harmful to fast charging smartphones, warning users not to use them with the recent Nexus and Google devices.

“Oneplus needs to get the message that their accessories are out of spec…” he said in a public post

 “Don’t buy this #USB #TypeC adapter for your Chromebook Pixel or Nexus 6P/5X phone. It uses the wrong identifier resistor.”

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com