What is USB-C?

author: Karve

What is USB-C?

USB-C is a newer port type officially announced in 2014.This is because the connection type fixes many of the problems associated with USB-A,almost every new laptop,tablet or phone has USB-C connectivity.
USB-C ports are smaller and thinner than USB-A,which has a smaller rectangular connector with round edges in shape.

USB-C enjoys higher data transfer rates than USB-A,ability to charge large electronics and symmetrical connection port,which can drive high resolution monitors.
USB-C  supports 100 watts and 20 volts easily enough for larger devices.

USB-C is fully bi-directional.This means that both ends of the cable are physically the same, so there is no distinction between host and receptor.

USB-C main features are as below:
  • A slimmer design that fits into a port no matter which direction it’s flipped, designed to replace A, B, mini, and micro USB connections all at once.
  • A 100-watt, 20-volt connection is far more powerful than the older port and can handily power even larger devices.
  • Potential for a much higher data transfer rate than USB-A.
  • Support for power delivery to charge up devices on either end (with the right cables) and charger large devices.
  • Support for video delivery at much higher quality, including transmitting 4K video to a screen.