USB connector Type-C: The Standard of the future?


Do you also have a smartphone with USB type C? We find out what it is and the different differences with the past connection standards.

Every year, in the realization of a new device, brand manufacturers aim to introduce technologies that lower the time of recharging or transferring files: The whole can be summarized in the fourth generation of USB (Universal Serial Bus).

USB Type-C connector

The USB is a standard of connection between electronic devices that allows a transmission of data and electrical current. The first two types (type A and B) consist of 4 pins. With the latest arrival, the-C type, each cable has 24, offering high power and speed.

It is easy to see how the C-type USB 3.1 cables support huge amounts of energy compared to predecessors.

As all new technologies need time to find diffusion and be fully integrated, the rest is just over a year that is present on the market, but it is assumed that by 2020 all electronic devices, even appliances, can be Equipped with this type of standard.

The USB-type C then offers several advantages in terms of speed and power. Also you can plug the cable into both sides, resulting in being comfortable if you try to put the smartphone under charge in the dark.

But you have to be also critical, and report some drawbacks of the USB type C connector:

Not all brand manufacturers are adapting to the new standard, making it still unobtainable and even quite expensive. A nice problem if you were to forget at home the cable in case of need.

Beware of the cheap cables! Protests run in cables with type-C connector but with USB 2.0 technology, which in paired with your device with USN 3.1 could make a “paperweight” your smartphone. Always carefully check the technical specifications and the supported charge!

Poor compatibility with old accessories: Another problem is the possession of a few accessories compatible with this connector, making it necessary to purchase an adapter to convert the old standard into the new-C type. How would we otherwise use the much desired VR viewers?

And what do you think about the USB Type-C connector? Is it really a future-proof how it was defined?

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