But if you buy a name brand, be it Apple or Dell or whatever, you will
get a product that was designed by the seller's engineers and that is
manufactured under the seller's eye. Can there still be problems? Sure,
but the odds are much better that you will get a safe, quality product.
The off-brand products tend to be made in little sweatshops, people's
kitchens, wherever, without the benefit of engineering knowledge or QC.
I agree with almost everything that you have said and almost everything that
you will say in your entire life.
not only that, but with a name brand, you get a company to go to if
something does go wrong.
with a noname brand, you're screwed, and the magnitude of the problems
are bigger. see my other post for just how shitty a noname charger can
In the UK (and Europe in the main) your claim if something doesn't
work or isn't to specification is against the seller. You have no
rights against the manufacturer unless you bought it direct from them
(though in some cases they *may* offer service). Thus it doesn't
matter at all if something is branded or not, you still have a claim
against the seller.
that just changes who remedies the situation. it doesn't avoid the
the best way to avoid a failure is by buying quality parts. if you buy
noname crap, the chances of a failure are quite a bit higher.
I still disagree here about this.:)
IME, you are better to buy from somewhere that has great service, than a great
brand. Things fail. Great service will fix/replace them.
Manufacturers/"brands" won't care. :)
You mean Apple won't care if you buy a stuff from Apple store?
Thunderbolt cable is very, tiny if pumping 6 Amp. of current non-stop
it'll charge battery for sure but because El cheapo one is just a power
supply without smartness there is no tapering back of current when
battery is nearing fully charged causing over heat and even melt the
tiny stranded wires in the cable. 6 Amp is quite a current. iPAD is not
a cheap device, my family only uses Apple charger came with iPAD.
To be fair, I wouldn't use an iAnything. I was an apple convert (in the II+
era), Apple lost their way for me around the first mac. While they are now a
triumph of marketing, they now have nothing I want. :)
I prefer my smartness in people, not in things. :) :)
Maybe you're right and I'm wrong?
Let's just prove it so we can both learn something new.
All I'm doing is reading what the charger package says.
It says it's a "smart" charger that "automatically adjusts"
the power output.
Here's what it says on the package:
"Smart USB Technology: This adapter automatically adjusts power
output to fit your charging device. Tablets and e-readers require
2 Amp charging, and this adapter will reroute power to the
appropriate USB port you use.
- 2 tablets + 3 mobile devices
- 1 tablet + 4 mobile devices
- 5 mobile devices
- 3 tablets"
Here's what it says on the web:
"Adjusting the power output for up to 5 different pieces
of technology, it's easy to see why the Smart Adapter
got its name."
Here is how Walmart describes it:
"Charge up to 5 devices in one place. The adapter will automatically
adjust power output to fit your devices needs."
Since the adapter "automatically adjusts power output", how do
you reconcile that fact with then saying it's not a smart charger?
Maybe I'm misinterpreting something you said, because that "sounds"
like a smart charger to me. Why doesn't it seem like a smart charger
to you? What am I missing that you know, but haven't said to me yet?
it adjusts it based on how much the device draws.
all usb devices start off with 100ma and request additional power.
there is no eoc detection in the charger. that's in the device itself
(and sometimes the battery).
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