Thread: Libra USB C
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:11 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Apparition B5 View Post
I have both a new Kobo Libra H2O and a new notebook computer. However, the new notebook only has two USB C ports. Would something like this work for connecting the Libra to my notebook?
I would not buy it. It's too iffy. You have to be VERY careful when you buy a USB-C cable. There are some that do not follow the USB-C spec and because of that, you can get a cable that could damage your electronics

For example, the USB-C splitters/Y-cables are unsafe with 5v devices and should never be purchased.

There are people out there such as Benson Leong who have been testing USB-C cables. If it's Benson approved, it's good to go. If it's approved by one of the other testers, it's also good to go. Otherwise, it's a crap shoot.

Sorry, but USB-C is not regulated enough and some cables are crap and could damage your equipment.

Oh and USB-C extension cables are not part of the USB-C spec and are not approved.

So I suggest you keep looking until you find a USB-C that's certified or if you can, return your notebook for one that doesn't have USB-C ports.
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