|Definition||:||Universal Serial Bus Type-C|
|Category||:||Computing » Hardware|
What does USB-C mean?
Universal Serial Bus Type-C (USB-C) is a type of small Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector with a reversible plug. It is a 24-pin connector system that can be used for transmitting both data and power. USB-C supports Thunderbolt 3, Display Port, and different USB versions such as USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1 and USB 3.2. It can support a power output of up to 100 W (20V at 5A). USB-C is reversible, meaning there is no “up” or “down,” and you can plug it in either way and it will work.
USB type denote the shape and form-factor of the port and connector, rather than the data transfer speed.
USB Type-A – the original design for the USB standard with a flat and rectangular shape, the most popluar.
USB Type-B – has a square shape, most commonly seen on devices like printers.
USB Type-C - measure just 8.4mm by 2.6mm.