I have an Oppo A73 phone, and over the last week it has started burning out USB cables (puff of smoke, cable no longer charges) when plugging it into my car (2015 Suburu Outback).
It had never done this previously, but I’ve lost 3 cables to it now. If the phone is plugged in before I turn on the car, it’s fine, but if there’s power in the cable when plugging it in… zap!
I’m assuming it’s short circuiting against the phone’s jack, but I don’t know how to stop it happening. How do I stop it doing this? (And if you can suggest why it has suddenly started, that would be awesome too).