Test: What is USB-C? Faster charging, quicker data, smaller chargers

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Test: What is USB-C? Faster charging, quicker data, smaller chargers

The USB Type C (or simply USB-C) has reversible ports for faster charging and data transfer rates. With smaller ports smaller phones can be created. It can also support many types of data and energy through a single connection.

Aside from Apple phones, almost every new phone over £ 200 has a USB-C port for charging. USB-C allows much faster charging and can deliver up to 100 watts at 20 volts (if you use the standard USB 3.1). This means that large devices can now be charged from USB, including laptops and tablets.

Some proprietary charging technologies such as Qualcomm Quick Charge and Adaptive Fast Charging from Samsung are based on USB-C / 3.1 standards for even faster charging.

The Apple Lightning standard is similar in many ways to USB-C, as it also supports faster loading and the port is reversible. For example, the quickest way to charge an iPhone X or 8 is to connect a USB-C cable with Lightning to a USB-C MacBook (or other laptop).

What about USB-C on laptops?
The need for a separate power connector on a laptop has disappeared, allowing manufacturers to make even smaller devices.

The Apple MacBook was a leader in laptops with a single USB-C port for all intents and purposes in 2015, but many new models now also have USB-C, which means you can use, for example, the cable of your laptop, to charge your phone. , This is especially true for laptops and thin and lightweight tablets. Some manufacturers resist; While Microsoft Surface devices have USB-C for data, they also have their own non-standard chargers.

USB-C also supports the display, which allows you to connect a monitor and other devices to a single USB-C port. In addition, the USB-C socket is compatible with the USB 3.1 standard, which means ultra-fast data transfer rates.

The load can be carried out simultaneously with the data transfer, which could not always meet the previous standards.

USB-C offers data transfer rates of up to 10 Gbps. This means that a complete movie can theoretically be transmitted in one second. With the more frequent but limited use of wireless data, this new USB standard could lead to a resurgence in the use of the cable connection, as high-speed data rates are required for games such as games. Tablets connected to TVs.

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