A USB Type-C connector is a small, reversible connector used for data transfer and power delivery. It is designed to replace previous USB connectors (such as Type-A and Type-B) and can be used for a variety of devices including smartphones, laptops, and other devices that require charging or data transfer. The USB Type-C connector is also capable of supporting faster data transfer speeds and higher power delivery than previous USB versions.
History of USB Type C Connector
The USB Type-C connector was developed by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), a group of industry leaders that includes companies such as Apple, HP, Intel, Microsoft, and many others. The connector was first announced in 2014 and began appearing in devices in 2015. The Type-C connector was designed to be more versatile and user-friendly than previous USB connectors, as it is small, reversible, and can be used for both data transfer and power delivery. Additionally, the Type-C connector is capable of supporting faster data transfer speeds (up to 10 Gbps) and higher power delivery (up to 100 watts) than previous USB versions. This makes it a great choice for devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones.