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I believe many people can tell the differences in physical forms between USB Type A, USB Type B, and USB Type C. Still, their functional differences may not be so apparent. This article will mainly share the advantages of the USB Type C connector compared to USB Type A and USB Type B.
The 5 Advantages of USB Type C:
▪ Higher Data Rates
▪ Works with more devices
▪ Reversible bi-directional charging
▪ Rotational symmetry
▪ A better replacement for a variety of connectors
1. Higher Data Rates
One of the advantages of the USB Type C standard over its predecessors is that it supports the higher data rates of USB 3.2 and higher, but there are many more features. First, USB Type C is fully bi-directional. At the most superficial level, this means that both ends of the cable are physically identical, so there is no difference between the host and the receptor.
2. Works with more devices
USB Type C also eliminates the various sizes previously found for USB-A and USB Type C. It is only slightly larger than the previous micro-B connector, which means it works with various devices, from small phones and tablets to larger visual displays. This means USB Type C cables are highly interchangeable so that users can store fewer cables. And, of course, laptop and desktop ports can be simplified.
3. Reversible bi-directional charging
The reversibility of USB Type C requires bi-directional charging, which means that, in principle, at least any device can be charged from any other device. Not only was directionality an issue with older USB cables, but they also did not support the same level of charging. However, USB Type C now supports sufficient power for laptops and other larger devices. While USB-A can only support up to 2.5 watts and 5 volts, USB Type C can now easily support 100 watts and 20 volts, enough for larger devices.
The practical benefits include pass-through charging effectively and a USB hub that can power a laptop while charging other devices. In addition, the laptop can be powered by a portable USB Type C charger, providing greater flexibility while on the move.
4. Rotational symmetry
One of the problems with USB-A, the lack of rotational symmetry of the connector, is wholly solved in USB Type C. There is no top or bottom - you can rotate the plug in both directions. This means you no longer have to struggle to use the connector correctly because it works in both directions. Anyone who has had trouble trying to plug in a USB device will appreciate its value.
5. A better replacement for a variety of connectors
USB Type C can be used to replace a variety of other connectors. The older USB-A, mini-USB, and micro-B connectors are obvious candidates. Nevertheless, because of its data transfer rate and power capacity, USB Type C can connect to more virtual devices, such as high-resolution interactive visual displays. For example, USB Type C supports 8K resolution and 10-bit color, making it a great alternative to HDMI.
Although the USB Type C connector has not entirely replaced other types of USB connectors at this stage, in a wide range of applications and high-speed data transmission, so we have good reason to believe that the USB Type C connector will become the mainstream of the future.