USB connectors are the emerging standards for data transfer and charging. Each generation of USBs comes with innovative designs and modern technological upgrades to meet different requirements. The latest Type C connector interface is also stuffed with many attractive features. Though the technology was introduced a couple of years earlier, the market caught on recently. These are used in many of the modern smart phones and laptops.
One of the key features that make this connector distinctive from its former generations was its reversible design – ability to get connected either way. The older ones worked only if the proper side was inserted. This was one of the major concerns about the earlier versions. With this innovation, anyone can connect with ease, enhancing the user experience.
Type C version is much also smaller compared to its older counterparts. It is almost half the size in term of width and just one third of the previous generation in terms of height. This minimal size makes it easier to carry and use. Apart from its size and looks, Type C undoubtedly marked new technological milestones.
USB Type C Gen 2 connectors are incredibly faster compared to others. It supports SuperSpeed communication 10Gb/s and scalable power delivery up to 100W. USB 3.1 Type C Gen 2 is the future of the USB technology providing multifunction single cable solution for data, power, audio and video.
One other advantage of this connectors is its flexibility. It can be used in devices which normally doesn’t support USB connectors, with the use of adapters. This can be used for devices like VGA, Display Port and Ethernet that employ non-USB technologies. In short, it’s a single USB connector for all devices, you will not have to keep different cables with different connector shapes for your various devices.
Presently, there are many devices which do not support USB Type C, albeit latest versions of gadgets are designed to suit this connector requirement. USB 3.1 Type C Gen 2 is the further version with better power and high speed in order to meet next-generation application requirements.
USB Type C has replaced many of the existing standards already. It is probable that USB Type C will replace or surpass Apple’s lightning connector one day, as they possess similar connector qualities.
As the leading manufacturer of interconnects, Amphenol ICC has a quality range of USB Type C connectors which are one of the best choices available in the market today.