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All About USB-C Cable: Usage and Advantage

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Universal Serial Bus (USB) allows the user to connect any two devices like Smartphone or PC. Their purpose can vary such as transferring data to or fro or to charging devices. It is a cross-platform technology. USB C cable was first introduced around 2014.

How Type C Cable is different from others?

The design of the port is the fundamental difference between the old and new standards. Type-C has no "this side up" restriction because both ends contain a reversible connector of the same size that can be plugged in any manner. There were two types of connectors in USB 2.0 and 3.0: Type A and Type B. The former is larger and features a rectangular connector that may be plugged into laptops, desktop computers, and gaming consoles. Type B connections are the other end of the same cable that plugs into smaller devices like portable hard drives, cameras, and smartphones. Because of their small size, these are usually referred to as micro or mini USBs.

What are the Benefits of a USB C Cable?

Small in Size: The new port is half the width and a third the height of a regular USB connector, and it's just slightly bigger than Apple's Lightning or micro-USB ports.

Used from both sides: With a Type-C plug, unlike older USB cables, it doesn't matter which side is up; it can be inserted either way. The USB Type-C connector features round edges and is symmetrical. With this functionality, you can plug in in any direction without worrying about the orientation or the correct direction. In comparison to prior USB Type-A connectors, this scenario has solved a first-world difficulty and improved connectivity.

Quick: Type-C connections can carry data at up to 10 gigabits per second, according to the latest version of the USB protocol. The USB Type-C cable connection's best feature is that it allows high-speed data transmission rates, such as USB 3.0 and higher. As a result, the data transfer rate can reach 10Gbps as long as the devices meet the speed requirements.

Strong Power Supply: The new connector can deliver up to100 watts of power, which is sufficient to run a laptop. This statistic is far higher than the USB Type-A and USB Type-B figures. Your laptop and power bank can both be charged using the USB Type C port.

Flexible and Compatibility: Via adapters, users will be able to connect older devices to Type-C ports, even devices that use non-USB technologies, like DisplayPort, VGA and Ethernet. USB Type C can also be utilised to implement third-party interfaces in a different configuration. USB Type C can employ different modes for compatibility with connectors like HDMI, Display Port, MHL, and even D-Sub with the use of an adaptor (VGA). 


  • Last updated on May 23, 2022