USB-C Phone Chargers - what’s the hype?
USB Type-C or USB-C is the newest type of port on the market. Since a USB-C cable features two symmetrical connectors with rounded ends, there’s no struggling when it comes to putting the cable in the port since there is no right side up. You can insert the cable any way you like and it will fit perfectly every single time. This becomes even easier when using a USB-C magnetic charger like the UNO. These chargers feature a reversible magnetic connection which means an instant fit every single time. No more fumbling around in the dark or multiple attempts at connecting the cable to the port!
Another awesome feature of type c phone chargers is that they are speedier and allow for quick data transfer. So, what makes these chargers so fast? The answer is USB-C cables. Compared to previous USB versions, these cables have the capability of carrying more power, which is maxed out at 7.5 watts of power. The USB-C port also supports power delivery (PD), allowing up to 100 watts of power to dramatically boost charge rates. USB-C ports can also transfer data up to 20 times faster than other types of ports, meaning that you can easily and efficiently transfer files from an external hard drive, laptop, or PC.
How fast is a USB-C universal phone charger cable
For a quick example of how fast a USB-C universal charger can charge different devices:
- iPad Pro: charges 33% in 30 minutes with 45 watts of power
- iPhone and Android phones: charges 0-50% in 30 minutes with 18 watts of power
- Data transfer: Capable of 2-way full-speed USB 2.0 data transfer at 490Mbps
The UNO cable with USB-C capability is the world’s first cross-device USB Type-C magnetic cable, making it compatible with Lightning, Micro USB, and Type-C tips devices for convenience and unparalleled charging results.
What phones use USB C Chargers?
Most modern smartphones use USB-C chargers, including Apple iPhone, Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, Motorola, HTC, and Microsoft Lumia. However, with a USB-C universal magnetic phone charger, you don’t have to worry if your device is compatible or not since the universal charging cable charges all devices. The 3 connectors (Apple, Micro USB, and USB-C) means you can charge your iPhone, Android, laptop, and all modern devices including headphones, speakers, gaming consoles, etc.
The benefit of USB power delivery is that it creates a single power source to provide charging for various devices. As well as charging smartphones, it can also be used to charge modern accessories such as smartwatches. Nowadays, most devices are being manufactured to suit USB-C formats.
Are all USB C chargers compatible?
Today the majority of USB-C chargers are interchangeable, meaning they can be used across a range of USB devices including mobiles and laptops. USB-C chargers and charging capability are now adopted by many of the industry leaders within the tech industry, including Apple, Intel, Dell, and Belkin. Because of this, USB-C is widely adopted among most devices on today’s market and are gradually replacing previous USB types such as USB-A, USB-B, and USB Mini-B. The smaller, thinner USB-C port is far more appealing to modern manufacturers and is becoming vital to the design of slimmer, more lightweight mobile phones.
What does USB C look like?
The USB-C cable head is the smallest port invented, looking very similar to a Micro-USB connector but the actual shield of the USB-C port is more slim and rectangular compared to the micro USB. The USB-C cable head is also more oval in shape and slightly thicker in order to accommodate its ability to be reversible. The USB-C connector has no up or down orientation, meaning there is no real “right way” of connecting. Both ways are the right way! USB-C standard cables also have the same connector on both ends, so there’s no need to waste time wondering which end goes where.
What's the difference between a micro USB and Type C?
From first glance, both the micro USB and USB-C look very similar. However, besides charging speed capabilities, there are a few differences. For one, the USB-C has a reversible shape, meaning it can be inserted into a device any way up as the connector pins are the same on either side. Other differences Type C has over the micro include:
- Versatility: The USB-C can be used to both charge and transfer data like the micro USB, however, it does so in a much more reliable and efficient way. The Type-C has many new options including MTP file transfer, PTP photo transfer, MIDI input, etc.
- Increased life cycle: USB-C types are suitable for around 1,500 insertion cycles.
- Cross-compatibility: USB-C not only works with smartphones, but it also with tablets, laptops, digital cameras, and any other device that works with USB.
- More power: a USB-C cable can deliver Ultra-HD 4K video resolution to USB-C and HDMI displays.
- The future: USB-C is the future of charging. A game changer in the tech industry, the USB-C is now being developed as the standard charging type across all devices.
Why you need a USB-C phone charger
The growing shift toward type C chargers means that most people won’t have a choice when it comes to cable and port types. However, there are many reasons why you should consider a USB-C phone charger. This next generation of cross-platform connectors means you can charge all of your devices using the one charging cable. No longer will you need multiple chargers for your phone, tablet, and laptop - all you need is a single USB-C universal magnetic phone charger. If you are a PC lover, you will also benefit from this new generation of chargers. Many desktops and aftermarket PCs are coming equipped with a type-c port to join your portable devices. Whenever you’re in need of the fastest, most efficient charge, a USB-C will deliver and exceed your expectations.
When it comes to buying a USB-C charger, always buy from trusted cable manufacturers. Using cheaply made USB-C chargers can cause damage to your devices and underperform. The type-C charger really is a game-changer and exhibits exceptional power and performance. Not only is it faster charging and provides reliable data transfer between devices, but it also provides a more cost-effective option when it comes to powering your devices long-term. Simplify the way you charge your gadgets by switching to USB-C and experience the difference for yourself.