The Dangers of Counterfeit
Belkin recommends only using a certified USB-C cable (also known as a USB Type-C cable), otherwise you may be purchasing a counterfeit product that could damage or destroy your devices. It's important to understand why counterfeit
cables can be hazardous and the easiest ways to identify them.
If you use an uncertified or counterfeit USB-C cable or accessory, you could experience these issues:
- Your device could become damaged
- The cable might be easily damaged
- The connector end may break off, weaken, or might not fit properly into your device, which could damage the port
- You might not be able to sync or charge your USB device properly
To identify counterfeit or uncertified cables and accessories, look carefully at the accessory's packaging and at the accessory itself. Look for certification icons and consistency of design.