1. mglivesey's Avatar
    So something strange happened today.

    My friend plugged the charger for his Sony Experia Sola into a power board, and it sparked.

    The end of the Micro USB also sparked, then popped out of the phone.
    The metal pin is bent - hard! It will not bend back into place.

    Amazingly, the phone was completely unharmed, which made me wonder whether there was some sort of surge protection built into the cable?

    Can anyone shine some light on the situation for me?
    Do Micro USB cables have surge protection?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1360829326.529215.jpg
    02-14-2013 03:09 AM
  2. col_bris's Avatar
    No is the short answer


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk in Australia
    02-14-2013 08:17 AM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    Surge protection happens at the power source - where you plug it into power, not where you plug the cord into a device.
    02-14-2013 12:55 PM
  4. mglivesey's Avatar
    Ok thanks.

    I guess the second question is, how did the pin become permanently bent in the process?...
    02-14-2013 06:10 PM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    Cheap cable?
    02-14-2013 07:29 PM

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