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USB Type-C FAQ

What does USB-C solve?

Technological versatility is maximized with USB-C becoming the new standard. USB-C will become the one cable for multiple uses. Power delivery as well as quick file transferring makes for a truly universal connector. Also, the connector is reversible by design so the orientation of the connection doesn’t matter; power and ground are in the same place all the time.

What is the difference between USB-C and USB-A?

USB-C technology expands on what USB-A as well as USB-B and other USB connectors could not give you. The USB-C connector, unlike its predecessors, will offer Power Delivery to charge devices as well as the ability to move data.

Why was USB-C created?

USB Type-C, which came about in the planning of the USB 3.1 standard (SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps), is capable of providing data, display, and even power all through a single port. The USB-C connector is being widely adopted by manufacturers including Apple, Google and Microsoft. With such widespread support from these market-leading manufacturers, it’s only a matter of time before this standard becomes the norm.

Is USB-C the same as USB 3.1?

Although USB-C and USB 3.1 were developed at the same time, they are not the same thing. USB 3.1 is the new technology. The USB-C connector enables the functionality to support the new technology.

How much faster is USB-C?

In bridging the gap between USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 technologies, the USB-C connector comes in two Generations. USB-C Generation 1 offers up to 5Gbps of data transmission while Generation 2 offers up to 10Gbs of data transmission.

Is it backwards compatible?

While USB Type-A, B, and Micro-B connections are still used, USB-C cables have been created to accommodate those legacy connections. USB-C has essentially been made to be backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices using older connector types either directly from the cable or through the use of an adapter.

What is USB Power Delivery (PD)?

USB PD pr USB Power Delivery is a protocol for charging that uses high speed USB-C connectors and cables. Devices that are PD-enabled offer safe and faster charging as well as more power for larger devices, removing the need for additional power supplies. It offers increased power levels up to 100W and share power in both directions.

What else can USB-C do?

Besides power delivery and data transmission, USB-C also allows, through the use of an adapter, video connection capabilities. VGA, HDMI, or even DVI cables can be used to mirror your screen data to a monitor or projector.