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What is USB-C or USB Type-C?

2020-2-6 0:41:48

The difference between usb-c and type-c

In daily life, people often mention USB C or USB Type-C data cable, so are the two the same, or is there any difference?  Sinodec Industrial Co., ltd. As a Chinese manufacturer specializing in USB data charger cable in China, let's talk about the USB C charging cable often used by android smartphones.

The USB-C interface is called USB Type-C. It belongs to the next generation of USB 3.0 interface. It has a slimmer design and faster transmission speed. Type-C is a connection of the USB interface.  The size is about 8.3mm × 2.5mm, and it supports USB standard functions like other interfaces.

The USB-C interface is called USB Type-C. It belongs to the next-generation interface of USB 3.0. Its highlights are slimmer design and faster transmission speed. Type-C is a connection interface for USB interfaces.  Both can be inserted, and the size is about 8.3mm × 2.5mm. Like other interfaces, it supports USB standard charging, data transmission, display output and other functions.

The usb type-c interface was released in December 2013. The USB 3.0 promotion team has released a rendering of the next-generation USB Type-C connector. It was then ready for mass production in August 2014.  Smart phones and notebooks have begun to be adopted. For example, Nokia N1 tablet and Apple's 2015 new Mac 12 notebooks all use the USB-C interface, which can be easily understood as the fourth-generation USB interface.

Type-C was developed by the USB Implementers Forum and became popular after being supported by Apple, Google, Intel, Microsoft and other manufacturers in 2014.  On August 1, 2015, Turcore introduced the world's first mobile solid-state drive with a Type-C interface.  On October 10, 2015, Tieweima launched the world's first USB 3.1 Type-C interface disk array.  On January 1, 2016, the world's first Type-C fingerprint-encrypted mobile solid-state drive was born and manufactured by Techcore.


Older USB ports are 14mm * 6.5mm long, while USB-C is only 8.4mm * 2.6mm.

2, regardless of front and back

Like the Lightning interface, there will be no problem whether it is plugged and reversed. It is claimed to withstand 10,000 repeated plugging and unplugging.

3.Fast transmission speed

The maximum transfer rate of the USB-C port is 10Gb per second, which is much faster than USB3.0.

4.Two-way transmission

Unlike the old USB port, the power can only be transmitted in one direction. The power transmission of the USB-C port is bidirectional, which means that it can have two ways to send power.

5.Strong power supply capacity

The standard specification cable with Type-C connector can pass 3A current, and also supports "USB PD" that exceeds the current USB power supply capability, and can provide up to 100W of power.

6, backward compatible

USB-C is compatible with the old USB standard, but users need to purchase additional adapters to complete the compatibility.

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