Electrical & Electronics · October 17, 2020

Facts About USB C Chargers and Connectors, and Their Advantages

It’s been more than two decades that the universal serial bus (USB) has been made available to the market for connecting printers, scanners, phones, computers, and other compatible electronics. This accessory has gone through several evolutions since its inception.

The transformation from USB 1.0 to 4 has upgraded its mechanism to work faster than the previous one. The type A connector, which has no modifications since then, is now upgraded to a USB type C. If you notice, the latest smartphones now use USB C chargers.

Different Types of USB Connectors

Everyone knows about the USB type A connector. This is the first rectangular-shaped USB connector that most computers use to link other gadgets. This has existed for more than 20 years. This type appears to be symmetrical, but they can only go into the port one way. Hence, many have found it inconvenient, particularly if you want to connect something to the back of the desktop where it’s really difficult to see the ports’ layout.

On the other hand, the USB type B connector has a square form that can be slotted into the ports of scanners, external HDs, printers, and other gadgets. Smartphones and digicams have gotten more compact. Therefore, the type B connector is not compatible with any of those devices. Also, the USB micro and mini connectors had designs that would take less space.

Unfortunately, they are still tricky to plug into a device since it can be inserted only one way, and you can’t see which side is up, a common frustration of most of its users. Luckily, there came the USB C type of connector. Its design is versatile, which can easily fit regardless of its side. Thus, there’s no right or wrong form of inserting it into the port. In most recent gadgets, they now use USB C chargers for more convenient user experience.

Its Advantages

The versatility of its design is the highlight of type C connectors. Users have a faster method of connecting their electronics and nearly eliminates potential damage to the cable or the port since there are no more several attempts before getting it right.

Electronics with USB C chargers can also connect to operating system devices like Windows or Android. Whether it is a tablet or laptop, it will still work once you plug it into the port.

Additionally, the USB type C is compatible with high-bandwidth applications like high-speed external drives and high-reso displays. During data transfers, this type of connector allows faster uploading of files and can support 100 watts of power delivery. This is another benefit that can quickly charge the desktop and other electronics through this type of connector. USB type C’s power delivery has an advanced function that asks the device for its exact voltage and power required, then safely supplies the actual power and voltage.

Other Requirements For This Type Of Connector

The majority of tablets, smartphones, and laptops have USB type C chargers. However, it is always recommended to confirm with other devices if they do have a USB-C port. When it comes to power delivery, it is smart to check the required power for the device. It usually can supply 100 watts, which is more than enough for a regular laptop.

With a USB-C connection, one can easily add it to the system if needed, like getting another hardware. The spare HDMI connection you have for the monitor can still be used. Despite the surge of USB type C connectors, there are still adapter shops that can help you connect other old electronics and charge them.

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