Using the USB Type 3 Cable

Reversible connector

The USB type C cable is designed to be reversible, so it is much easier to plug-in to the laptop or other devices. It does not matter which way round or which end of the connector is plugged-in; this cable is still able to fully function as intended. A great benefit of this is the ability to use these cables on the widest range of devices in the market. All the latest operating systems (Chrome, Android, Windows, and OS X) are progressively changing over to this technology, which will soon mean the replacement of the USB type A and B cables.

It is much faster

The latest USB type C cable has the ability to operate at a very fast rate and therefore charge up external devices like smart phones or e-readers quickly. The fastest speed rates are achieved when the USB-C and USB 3.1 sockets are able to work in combination. A major reason for this is the ability to push up to 100W of power compared to the earlier standards that were limited to about 10W. A further benefit of the improved speed is the ability to complete file transfers from an external hard drive more quickly.

Greater versatility

The USB type C cable is extremely versatile and practical in many different situations. There is no need to use different plug and cable sizes for device like the laptop, smart phone or printer. Plus, it has the ability to take on several roles and complete multiple jobs at once. For instance, it has the ability to transfer data and charge a device at the same time. Other practical uses include the ability to hook up a laptop to an external screen.

Different Types of USB Cables

USB-Mini

The USB-Mini is a smaller version of the standard cable and a practical choice for connecting the portable devices. It is useful for hardware like camera and MP3 players. This type is rarely used in modern tech and replaced by the USB Micro.

USB Micro

The USB Micro is the preferred choice for connecting memory sticks, flash drives, or similar to the latest mobile devices. It has the ability to read data without having to rely on a computer.

USB 3

The USB 3 cable is a high-speed and versatile option. It is designed with backwards compatibility to make it easy to use with the early USB ports and cables. There is a slight change in the shape of the connector pins to make it more durable and able to stand up to repeated use. Also, there is also a USB 3 micro cable that is built with more pins to make it more efficient at transferring data.

USB-A

The USB-A is a preferred choice for using with power outlets or computers. It has multiple uses including data transfer, connecting devices to computers or charging devices. This type of cable can only be connected in one way.

USB-B

The USB-B is the most practical choice for connecting an external hard drive or printer to a computer. This type of USB cable isn’t very common.

USB-C

The USB-C is one of the latest developments to easily connect devices. This cable is appreciated for its high power flow and high-speed data transfer. Also, the cable is reversible for greater flexibility in use.

With such a wide range of USB cables, it is essential to research the different options to make sure you have the right one to match the specific hardware or add-ons. Also, it is important to avoid connecting the wrong cables or attempting unconventional connections because this has the risk of causing damage to your hardware.