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USB Type C

Universal Serial Bus Type C – Not really “Universal”.

USB can be confusing at times and now it gets more complicated! The type C connector seems to be the way forward as in one connector to connect them all, but with this technology slowly coming in to the market due to not all manufacturers adopting it, you will need backwards compatible adapters/cables. Another problem you have on the market is proprietary connectors but that’s something for manufacturers to sort out.

We have a few variations of USB type C cables for the purpose of general connectivity, proprietary connectors are unlikely to be supported. The first thing to clear up is that type C connector is not a USB3.0 or 3.1 etc connector, it is a type C connector that can support all USB versions. To keep things simple without going in to the technology itself, we have brought in variations…

USB3C-941 is a USB 2 type A to type C – USB2 speeds to connect older sources to type C devices.






USB3C-921 is a USB3 type A to type C – USB3 speeds to connect to devices with type C socket.






USB3C-901 is a USB3 type C to type C – USB3 speeds to connect sources devices with type C socket.





The USB type C connector can support all speeds and power delivery with the latest version of 3.1 supporting up to 3A that can be drawn over 5V, and optionally either 5A over 12V (60W) or 20V (100W). You can see why things are going to change to type C.

Devices that support it, can use DisplayPort Alt Mode over the type C connector providing resolutions up to and beyond 4k @ 60Hz (with future prediction of 8k in DisplayPort v1.4). Even while being used to transfer data it can display 4k.

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