A Look at the Remarkable USB Type-C Technology

Published On December 27, 2017 | By Robbie Garner | Technology

The Universal Serial Bus might be one of the most useful inventions in modern history.  Indeed, the USB has only been around for about two decades but it has dramatically changed the way we use our favorite technology.  We use USB, now, to charge phones, headphones, music players, computers, tablets, watches, and so many other things!

All that in mind, here are 5 simple and basic benefits to the USB type c adapter at Primecables.ca:


The new port of the USB Type-C is smaller than all previous USB iterations.  How much smaller?  Well, the new port is about half the width and roughly one-third the height of the standard USB connector.  You could also compare it with the Apple Lightning cable or the micro-USB connector, which are both slightly smaller than the USB type-C connector.


For the past 20 years, approximately, USB connections have only fit into the ports one way.  The connectors, after all, were isosceles trapezoids.  Only the Apple Lightning cable was made to be reversible, but now the USB Type-C has been made to plug in regardless of which way is up.

USB Type-C is FAST

One of the biggest banes of USB charging and data transfer technology was its rate of speed.  Charging more powerful devices could, at one point, take hours and transferring data could be quite finicky depending, of course, on how much data you want to transfer.  The new USB Type-C is the latest iteration of the USB protocol, which can transfer as much as 10 gigabits per second.


Today, though, even laptops (and the less popular 2-in-1 tablet/laptop) use new USB charging technology.  And that makes sense, too, since the new USB Type-C connector can provide charging power up to 100 watts!  And yes, that is very fast for something that, not too long ago, could barely transfer data at a reasonable speed.


Finally, USB Type-C can do something that no other USB connector can do:  connect to older devices—even those which are not outfitted with USB technology. Thus, you can connect a USB Type-C adapter to DisplayPort, VGA, and Ethernet connectors (to name a few).

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