What is USB-C? Understanding Specifications And Advantages


Over the years, USB has been modified to specify how modern computing devices are connected, communicated, and powered through its many versions. In the world of computing, USB-C represents a huge step forward from a long line of previous USB iterations.

USB Stands For?

USB stands for universal serial bus; it is an external serial bus interface standard that is used to connect peripheral devices to computers through USB ports.

What is USB-C?

There’s no guesswork when it comes to plugging in the USB C Cable, as it is a reversible/symmetrical connector. It is able to be plugged in up to 10,000 times, providing it with a longer lifespan.

Difference Between USB and USB-CUSB-C

Despite the diversity of USB connectors, they all belong to one of three standard USB connectors –  typically, the USB Type A connector can be found on virtually all desktops and older laptops. A USB connector can also be broken down into smaller subsets, like USB Mini-A and USB Micro-A. USB-C, however, is a 24-pin double-sided connector that supports modern USB standards like USB 3.1.

USB-C Features

A lot of improvements have been made to the Type C connector in comparison to the previous generations. The USB receptacles will include more conductors, a higher voltage rating, a higher current rating, and a higher bandwidth; these all come with a smaller size. USB Type C connectors are 60% smaller than USB A connectors.

Advantages Of USB-C

The new USB Type-C connector, which is just starting to show up in consumer electronics, offers some great new features not available in older USB connectors.

It’s small. In terms of size, the new connector is one-third the width and half the height of a standard USB connector, and only slightly larger than Apple’s Lightning model or the micro-USB one.

It’s reversible. There is no need to flip the Type-C cable over when inserting it, unlike older USB cables.

It’s fast. Data can be transferred using Type-C ports at speeds up to 10 gigabits per second using the latest version of the USB protocol.

It’s powerful. A laptop computer can be powered by the new connector, which provides 100 watts of power.

It’s flexible. In addition to USB devices, Type-C adapters will allow users to connect older devices that use non-USB technologies, such as DisplayPort, VGA, and Ethernet.


With the USB Type-C connector, you can manage data transfers, charge your devices, and even stream videos between them more easily. For now, there is however one small downside – we’ll have to use adapters for our current cables and devices (if they have USB Type-C ports) since not all manufacturers are adopting the standard and connector at once. There seems to be one cable and one port to rule them all in the future, which hopefully makes everyone’s lives easier.

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