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Published on October 17th, 2017 | by Leona Beedle

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What Are the Uses of USB Type C Cable?

USB Type C cable is slowly gaining the attention of smartphone and other gadget manufacturers. Most of us do not know how useful it is. In this article, we have penned down few uses of USB Type C cable.

From desktops to smartphones, all the latest gadgets make use of this USB connectivity for fast and secure data transfer between devices. Apple was the first company to introduce the trend of using this kind of USB cable for its 12-inch Macbook. Recently, other phone manufactures like Xiaomi, Samsung, HTC, and LG have also started incorporating this design into their smartphones.

This type of cable is also popular as a standalone accessory, especially the good quality ones like Primecables USB Type C cable. Here are some of the best uses of this cable.

  • Type C USB cable acts as an all-in-one connector (which fits all your peripherals). You don’t require multiple cables to transfer data between multiple devices. The size of the USB C Type cable is one third of the USB A Type connector.
  • Another great advantage is its orientation. It has a single orientation, which means you need not flip the cable to fit the charging port of your device. There is no need for massive ports that consume the space of your room anymore.
  • USB C Type cable acts as a multipurpose accessory. You can use this cable as an output HDMI cable, for Display port, VGA port, and as an alternative for devices with a single USB port. All these features can be streamlined in a single port.
  • Currently, USB 2.0 Type port provides 2.5 watts of power, which is enough to charge any mobile device. But, the power delivery of USB Type C port is around 100 Watts. This port is bidirectional and can transfer data while charging the device simultaneously. A normal laptop requires 60 Watts to charge.
  • Google’s Chromebook Pixel and Apple’s latest MacBook use this USB Type C port for charging.
  • The data transfer rate of USB 3.1 is 10 Gbps, while the older versions have lower transfer rates. However, the USB Type C connector might not have the same speed as the USB 3.1. Underneath, the Type C connectors can use USB 2.0 or USB 3.0.
  • USB Type C can be made compatible with the older versions of USB (USB Type A).

These are few uses of USB Type C cable. In future, this technology can replace the lightning connector of Apple devices as it has more benefits than Apple’s lightning connector.


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