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What is USB-C?
USB-C will soon do away with all proprietary power adapters and USB cables in a call to unify all devices once and for all. We are talking about the new emerging industry-standard connector, and it is already accepted by many PC manufacturers and software developers. USB-C will bridge the gap between Apple and everyone else, unlike the Lightning and MagSafe connectors, which had only limited acceptance beyond Apple products. USB-C will likely make other cable options obsolete.

How is it different than my current USB connectors?
Well, first off, you know how there's a 50/50 chance you'll get the plug orientation correct on the first try, but somehow you get it wrong 90% of the time? Those days are over. It will function both ways, plus both ends of the cable are the same, allowing for reversible plug orientation. The USB-C port and connector are similar to the Micro USB, making it small enough to work with the smallest peripherals and the thinnest laptops.

Secondly, it's fast. We're talking really fast. 20 Gbps in fact, which is essentially four times as fast as the first generation USB 3.1 at 5 Gbps, and twice as fast as the second generation SuperSpeed USB 3.1 at 10 Gbps. The USB 3.1 is still available in the Type A connector at 10Gbps and is still plenty fast for most practical applications, but the smaller, thinner USB-C is already the new standard on many of the latest phones and tablets, rendering the larger plug obsolete without an adapter. USB-C is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and older, and cables with USB-C to Type-A connectors are available to ease the transition into the new standard as we move towards an exclusive USB-C world.

One cable, one port for all
USB-C will transmit high speed data, provide power (so no need to lug around those bulky power plug adapters), and even transmit audio and video in 4K resolution, which may eventually phase out the 3.5mm audio jack and other standard video connections, including HDMI. Plus, all Thunderbolt 3 cables will work as USB-C cables and vice versa. Thunderbolt allows for daisy chaining devices and transmitting high definition audio and video signals and can move as much as 100 watts of power, enough to transfer large amounts of data to and from computers. Many laptops are already using Thunderbolt 3 ports, some with up to four connectors (Apple's MacBook Pro). USB-C is the ultimate cross-platform connector and we're only just beginning to unlock its potential.

PCS units with a USB type C insert are made to order. Lead time is 3 – 4 weeks. Please contact us for quotation. Note: USB-C ports are for charging only.