What is USB-C? | Read all about it here!

Here at BOX15, we appreciate how difficult it is keeping up with the latest technological changes. Even something as simple as a USB is getting upgraded, so it’s no surprise we often get asked about them; from what type they are and what they can do, to whether they can accommodate for your devices. Understanding the differences between USB-A and USB-C can be very useful!

As such, to save you from trawling through pages and pages of technical lingo, we’ve put together a short article on USB-A and USB-C to keep you up to date.

 What does USB-A and USB-C look like?

USB Type A: The majority of current and older devices have USB-A type ports. These are the common, rectangular USB plug (and socket) connection that we are used to seeing.

USB Type A

USB Type C: This is the new and emerging standard USB type for new devices and is expected to replace all USB connectors eventually; with most new laptops already only using USB Type C.

USB Type C features a smaller, reversible connector socket (unlike USB Type A) and the cables have the same connector on both ends

USB Type C

Where will you find Type-C Charging?

C-Type charging is quickly becoming the new industry-standard connector for transmitting both power and data (on a single cable). As a result, you’ll find USB-C ports on most lightweight laptops and newer devices; which use them in place of a traditional barrel-style connector for attaching an AC adapter (for charging or powering battery operated devices).


How much faster is USB-C?

Power Delivery (PD) is a specification for handling higher power and allows for a range of devices to charge quickly over a USB connection. Consequently, USB-C PD can charge your device up to 70% faster than standard 5W charging!

What products do we offer with both USB-A and USB-C?

We offer a range of products with both USB-A and USB-C, which can be found in the below product ranges:

In featuring both Type-A and Type-C USB, these units ensure that all types of devices, old and new, are covered for now and the foreseeable future!

Want to know more?

If you have any questions or simply want to know more, you can find full product details on every product page online. Alternatively, you can get in touch via our CONTACT US page today.