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What Type-C Interface?

Type C Connectors is a connection interface of the USB interface. It can be inserted regardless of the front and back sides. The size is about 8.3mm × 2.5mm. Like other interfaces, it supports USB standard charging, data transmission, and display output functions. The Type-C interface is a relatively new type of interface, and it is estimated that it will soon become popular. Like the new version of the MacBook, LeTV mobile phones, this interface.


As early as December 2013, the USB 3.0 promotion team has announced the rendering of the next-generation USBType-C connector, and it has been ready for mass production since August 2014. The highlights of the new version of the interface are a slimmer design, faster transmission speeds (up to 10Gbps), and more powerful power transmissions (up to 100W). The biggest feature of the Type-C double-sided pluggable interface is that it supports USB double-sided plugging, which officially solves the worldwide problem of "USB will never be plugged in", and plugs in both sides positively and negatively. At the same time, the USB data cable used with it must also be thinner and lighter.

Type C Connectors


Type C Connectors


Type-C features

1. The maximum data transmission speed reaches 10Gbit / s, which is also the standard of USB Interface 3.1;

2.Type-C interface socket size is about 8.3mm × 2.5mm slim design;

3. Supports the function of "positive and negative plugging", which can be inserted from both sides, and can withstand repeated insertion and removal for 10,000 times;

4. The standard specification cable equipped with Type-C connector can pass 3A current, and also supports "USBPD" which exceeds the current USB power supply capability, and can provide a maximum of 100W of power.


Type-C appearance characteristics

1. Ultra-thin

Thinner bodies require thinner ports, which is one of the reasons why USB-C was born. The USB-C port is 0.83 cm long and 0.26 cm wide. The old USB port is 1.4 cm long and 0.65 cm wide. This also means that the end of the USB-C data cable will be one-third the size of a standard USB-A data cable plug.

2. No pros and cons

Like Apple's Lightning interface, the front and back of the USB-C port are the same. In other words, no matter how you insert this port, it is correct. Users do not need to worry about the pros and cons of traditional USB ports.


Type-C main function

1. fast

Theoretically, the maximum transfer rate of the USB-C port is 10Gb per second. But Apple says the new MacBook's USB-C port has a maximum transfer rate of 5Gbps. The maximum output voltage is 20 volts, which can speed up the charging time. The USB-A type has a limit transmission rate of 5Gbps and an output voltage of 5 volts.

2. Generalist

The USB-C port of the new MacBook can transfer data, charge, and connect to external display devices as a video output port. The only question is how Apple can satisfy users who want to do all three at the same time.

3. two way

Unlike the old USB port, the power can only be transmitted in one direction. The power transmission of the USB-C port is bidirectional, which means that it can have two ways to send power. Therefore, users can not only use laptops to charge mobile devices, but also use other devices or mobile power sources to charge laptops.

4. Backward compatible

USB-C is compatible with the old USB standard, but users need to purchase additional adapters to complete the compatibility. Apple said that not only does Apple officially sell adapters, third-party companies can also authorize production.


In summary, USBType-C has the following characteristics:

1. The maximum data transmission speed reaches 10Gbit / s, which is also the standard of USB3.1;

2.Type-C interface socket size is about 8.3mm × 2.5mm slim design;

3. Supports the function of "positive and negative plugging", which can be inserted from both sides, and can withstand repeated insertion and removal for 10,000 times;

4. The standard specification cable equipped with Type-C connector can pass 3A current, and also supports "USBPD" which exceeds the current USB power supply capability, and can provide a maximum of 100W of power.


Compared with the traditional interface, type-c mainly has the following highlights

1. It lies in a slimmer design, faster transmission speed (up to 10Gbps) and more powerful power transmission (up to 100W).

2. The biggest feature of the Type-C double-sided pluggable interface is that it supports USB double-sided plug-in, which officially solves the worldwide problem of "USB will never be plugged in." Both sides can be inserted casually.

3. At the same time, the USB data cable used with it must also be thinner and lighter.


The above is the detailed information of Type-C introduced by Type C Contacts Manufacturer.

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