USB Type-C adoption has greatly improved over the past few years, but the new standard hasn't made things any easier or more confusing for the average consumer. Of all the different dongles and apps that don't always support everything in the official USB Type-C specification, USB-IF offers another set of logos that determine, in theory at least, which ones make cabling the easiest. And buy chargers according to your needs.
This week, the USB-IF is looking to make things better by adding more power rating logos to the mix. In particular, the organization has created new cables and packaging logos denoting support for 60W or 240W of power based on the USB4 specification and USB Power Delivery 3.1 - the latter being a subset of the USB Type C specification is 2.1. .
Still not It's obvious how these logos will confuse the average consumer, but USB-IF says this could make the difference between the different USB Type C cables you can find on the market. Make it easier. At the same time, new logos were set to "integrate" the "brand" into cables and chargers. That's it - a dream now, you have to find the logos according to your own needs - data transfer speeds of 20Gbps, 40Gbps, 60W or 240W of the power supply - this is only for accessory makers. Compatible with true USB - standards IF you have then Thunderbolt 4, which has one type of cable for everything in the specs but at a higher price and is only available for devices with a USB4 port. Read more: How USB works
The move is in line with a new plan announced by the European Commission to make USB Type-C mandatory on all new mobile devices, except for some wearables such as fitness trackers and smartwatches.
USB Type-C tries to solve cable confusion