22 Apr '16, 5pm

Hackaday Dictionary: USB Type C

Hackaday Dictionary: USB Type C

USB cables? What a pain. You can never find the right type of connector when you need one, or you can’t figure out which way is up when you plug the cable in. These problems could be a thing of the past, though, with the latest version of the venerable USB connection: USB Type C. This new standard uses a single style of plug for both ends, so you can use cables either way around. The plugs also work both ways up, so you can plug it in with your eyes closed. Let’s take a look at what the USB type C connector means. First released in 2014, the new USB type C connector is part of the USB 3.1 standard . This new standard is an update to the USB 3.0 standard used by most contemporary devices, and it adds a new type of connector: the USB type C. This new connector is smaller, thinner and more flexible than older versions, but still supports the same data and power connections, a...

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