Paranoid about charging station

My university installed a charging station but it's all just straight up usb c/iphone ports instead of outlets, am I in the wrong for being paranoid about plugging a public usb c cable in my phone?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you ever consider using a public charging station to begin with?.. Get a powerbank, they're dime a dozen these days.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp

      fpbp i clicked to say the same thing, just bring a battery and your own cable with you

      this

      How do you people walk around with dying phones all day? Mine still has 40-50% battery at the end of the day, and that's with moderately heavy use. But somehow people walk around with their phones on life support because the battery never gets above 20%.

      I routinely close all 50 apps on my step mothers phone she leaves running constantly. I quickly grab it, swipe up, and then press close all. Boggles my mind. Then again, these are the types of people that don't close cabinet doors when they are done using it.

      > usb c/iphone ports instead of outlets
      would normally call you paranoid but that is suspects
      don't plug shit into them carry a charger homie

      picrel

      >charge phone THROUGH a power bank
      >steal university power 2x

      or, even better

      >buy a pre-owned pixel for $30
      >install ssh server and a web server
      >connect to wifi and a VPN
      >leave in charging station permanently

      free self-hosted server lol

      Your second thought was brilliant, but not long lived as someone will steal it or report it.
      your first thought, thoughever
      >steal electricity
      You can't do this as it is free and everywhere. It is like saying breathing is stealing air. I do, howeverbeitdonchaknow, think that connecting to an unknown device is monumentally stupid and you should not be a mindless moran and not take care of your own devices as though only you can.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >not long lived as someone will steal it or report it
        Stealing your mobile phone is illegal, university will be accountable. Reporting for what? Charging your phone? No one will know what is running on it.

        >free and everywhere
        Not free because manufacturing and running generators and solar panels costs money and labour. Not everywhere. It is only in wires carefully run by other people for you.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Reporting that this particular phone has been in the same spot for a week, unmoved.
          >illegal
          Yes, that is all it takes for someone to not steal. Make a law that says you can't. Good job.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > he doesn't have one of those 100+W GaN chargers that can handle all of his electronics at once
    lol.
    lmao even

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    fpbp i clicked to say the same thing, just bring a battery and your own cable with you

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do you people walk around with dying phones all day? Mine still has 40-50% battery at the end of the day, and that's with moderately heavy use. But somehow people walk around with their phones on life support because the battery never gets above 20%.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > usb c/iphone ports instead of outlets
    would normally call you paranoid but that is suspects
    don't plug shit into them carry a charger homie

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >charge phone THROUGH a power bank
    >steal university power 2x

    or, even better

    >buy a pre-owned pixel for $30
    >install ssh server and a web server
    >connect to wifi and a VPN
    >leave in charging station permanently

    free self-hosted server lol

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >am I in the wrong for being paranoid
    no

    you could use an adaptor which makes the cable power only and then it's ok. something like pic related but for usb c.

    alternatively make your own with power only usbc parts like these https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiRYZrUzzzU

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Drag a 40Wh battery around and just charge the battery off the stations

      USB-PD has active negotiation, cutting the data lines will likely render most modern phones and devices unable to charge unless they're entirely off

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >USB-PD has active negotiation
        yes you're right I overlooked that

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >USB-PD has active negotiation
        yes you're right I overlooked that

        Pretty sure that if PD devices fail to negotiate for any reason, it will just supply some safe default power, like 5V@1A

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Which is why I say
          >will likely render most modern phones and devices unable to charge unless they're entirely off
          Because power consumption will exceed the charge rate.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Amazon reviews say negotiation should work.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >USB-PD has active negotiation
        yes you're right I overlooked that

        you need to put two resistors between two contacts of the connector to have the basic 5v 1,5A ,
        https://www.electroschematics.com/usb-type-c-power-delivery-and-hobby-power/

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Buy a usb data blocker. Never plug your electronics into those things, anywhere.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Buy a usb data blocker
      /thread

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >usb will use a condom before me

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Either get a powerbank or a USB condom. Ali/Amazon have USB power condoms.

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