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USB-C has become the leading standard for power, data transmission, as well as charging technology. Currently, USB-C technology can be found in tablets, phones, laptops, gaming devices, portable chargers, and notebooks. It is not only expected to be the replacement for the older USB standards, but also other standards such as DisplayPort and Thunderbolt.
Features That Make USB-C So Popular
USB-C is a connector for transmitting both power (includes charging power) and data on a single cable. It has a connector standard that’s very small, approximately a third the size of an old USB Type-A plug. The cable is an all one connector as it has USB Type-C connectors at each end. The smaller connector shape is reversible making plugging in much easier. With a single USB cable, you can charge your smartphone and other devices from a USB charger. Although the connector is tiny enough to fit into a thin mobile gadget, it is also powerful enough to connect your important peripherals to a laptop.
USB-C cables can transfer more power (delivering up to double the transfer speed of USB 3) so they can be used to charge larger devices like laptops. As well, the standards are backwards compatible so adapters can be used with older devices, but the connectors themselves are not backwards compatible. Basically, users no longer have to sift through various shaped connectors for different size devices. Because of USB-C, it is expected that MagSafe and Lightning will soon be phased out because these two cables were limited to mostly the Apple products.
Why We Love USB-C Charging
There are many reasons why USB-C charging is being implemented. It’s reversible so users don’t have to flip the connector around a few times as they look for the right orientation. Also, users with a variety of devices don’t have to keep a pile of different cables with different connector shapes. In addition, because mobile devices are becoming thinner, with USB-C there will no longer be those big ports taking up too much space on devices.
The use of a USB-C charger means it can charge many different types of devices. With everything charging through a standard USB connection, USB-C ports are even being used as charging ports for Google’s Chromebook Pixel and Apple’s new MacBook. With USB-C on laptops, there is no longer a need for a separate power port so even smaller devices can now be manufactured. In addition, laptops can be charged from a portable battery charger along with other devices such as smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, etc.
USB-C charging speeds are where users get the major advantages. USB-C ports are capable of fast and powerful charging - powering devices at up to 100 W. Charging can be done while simultaneously transferring data. This could not always be managed by the previous standards.
Trusted USB-C Chargers
Not all USB-C chargers are equal. Zendure has the ideal quality chargers for those who love the USB-C charger. For example, the SuperTank USB-C PD Portable Charger, 27,000mAh is a good choice. SuperTank packs up to 100W of USB-C Power Delivery in a single port which can serve as both an input and an output.Because of its 100W output, SuperTank can charge your 15" MacBook Pro 2018 at full speed, only taking 1.5 hours to charge from 0% to 100% (when not in use). Together with 27,000mAh capacity, SuperTank can even double your MacBook Pro battery life. Thanks to its two PD-enabled USB-C ports and two USB-A ports, SuperTank allows you to charge four devices at the same time, including laptops, tablets, cameras, cell phones, and other mobile devices. The total maximum output of the four USB ports is 138W.
Another quality charger from Zendure is SuperPort 4: 100W USB-C Desktop Charger. With 100W maximum USB-C Power Delivery, SuperPort 4 can charge the latest USB-C devices at top speed, including the MacBook Pro, MacBook, iPad Pro, iPhone XS, Nintendo Switch and more. SuperPort 4 features two USB-C ports and two USB ports with Zen+2.0, allowing you to charge up to four devices simultaneously with a maximum combined output of 136W.
SuperMini 10,000mAh USB-C PD Portable Charger is another quality charger from Zendure. SuperMini is a credit card size 10,000mAh portable charger which can be easily put in your pocket and extend your phone usage for 2-3 days. With 18W Power Delivery, SuperMini can charge iPhone X up to 50% in 30 mins with a USB-C to Lightning cable. With USB-C PD (Power Delivery) technology and 10,000mAh of charge capacity, SuperMini conveniently maintains 1-2 days of mobile power for flagship phones and tablets, and can nearly double the battery life of smaller laptops. SuperMini’s broad compatibility extends to Apple, Samsung Galaxy, Huawei, OnePlus and Nintendo products, to name a few. The USB-C PD port also enables rapid 3- hour recharge performance.
USB-C is a single USB connector shape that all devices should be adopting.. It is well worth investing in USB-C due to its fast charging, convenience, and fast data transfer. It’s expected that USB-C will be adopted in more devices of all types which will make it the leading industry standard. The USB-C charger is the port of the future.