Type-C Cables - Charging at Its Best
When it comes to charging, Type-C cables are the current big thing. Gone are the days when it took a minimum of two-three hours to charge your laptops or smartphones. These cables are super-fast and it hardly takes an hour to get your devices all charged up. However, you can find Type-C USB ports only on new models of laptops and smartphones.
What is USB-C?
A USB-C cable is a preferred mode for charging and transferring data. Its connector has a unique shape. It can also support various USB versions like USB 3.1 and USB Power Delivery. This cable’s symmetrical shape helps you to connect it to your device in any orientation. The main benefit of a USB Type-C cable is that you can transfer the data quickly,i.e. at a speed of 10 Gbps, which is faster than Type-C versions 3.0 and first gen USB 3.0.
Why Should You Buy a Type-C Charger?
These chargers can support different protocols using alternate modes that offer a greater level of flexibility. They allow you to have adapters that can provide output for HDMI, VDA, Display Port, or any other type of connection as well. In simple words, you can avoid the mess created by different cables by using a Type-C charger or cable.
USB 3.1- What You Should Know
It is the latest USB standard. USB 3.0 has a bandwidth of 5 Gbps and version 3.1 has a bandwidth of 10 Gbps. A major advantage of USB 3.1 is that it supports a feature known as Power Delivery 2.0. This feature allows ports that are compatible to provide up to 100 Watts of power to the connected device. USB 3.1 which is backwards compatible with USB 3.1 and 3.2, defines the following transfer modes:
USB 3.1 Gen 1 - SuperSpeed and 5 Gbit/s (0.625 GB/s) data signaling rate over 1 lane using 8b/10b encoding. It is the same as USB 3.0.
USB 3.1 Gen 2 - SuperSpeed+ along with new 10 Gbit/s (1.25 GB/s) data rate over 1 lane using 128b/132b encoding.
USB 3.2 - which is the next generation, could further increase the data transfer speed to 20Gbps.
When you take a look at the physical USB-C connector, you will find that it is not compatible backwards. USB 3.1 is backwards compatible with the older USB versions too. So, all that you would need is a physical adapter with a USB connector on one end and an older style port on the other. Once this is done, you can plug your older devices into the USB Type-C port. You can find this port on the latest devices like the new MacBooks and smartphones too.
Buy a Type-C charger online and enjoy all the awesome benefits of quick charging.