USB-C is a unified interface connector designed to accommodate charging multiple classes of devices, as well as high-speed transmission of data. Data transmits at up to 40 Gbps, and 100 watts of power meets the charge and discharge requirements of mobile equipment...and even some small household appliances!
Currently, USB-C is mostly designed to meet the high-speed charging and data requirements of mobile phones and tablets, but it’s developing toward integration of smart home devices, media equipment, and terminals; eventually becoming the universal interface medium for an unprecedented range of electronics.
There are a lot of different cables which use the USB-C interface, the most common being USB-C to USB-A (standard USB), USB-C to USB-C, and USB-C to HDMI (for audiovisual display). To meet the needs of the transition period between multiple connector types and the era of universal USB-C, adapters combining Micro USB (female) to USB-C and USB-A (female) to USB-C have emerged.
We’ve adapted our signature PowerLine cables to match a variety of connector types:
USB-C cables are classified into different versions according to functionality and speed. USB 3.1 Gen1 is equivalent to what is commonly known as “USB 3.0.”
Power Delivery Compatibility
All of our USB-C to USB-C cables support Power Delivery charging. PowerLine II USB-C 3.1 Gen2 and USB-C to USB-C Thunderbolt 3.0 also support a maximum current of 100 W (20 V / 5 A).
USB-C to Lightning Cables
Currently, only Apple makes the official USB-C to Lightning cable. MFi certification is not yet available for this type of cable. However, once MFi certification opens, we plan to develop these as well.
Do you have any more questions about USB-C and the different cable types? Just leave a comment here, and we’ll do our best to clarify!