USB C Cable
With more and more phones, laptops and devices adopt the USB C Connectors, people get confused on USB C 2.0/USB C 3.0/USB C3.1 Cable. Do You Know USB C Cable? What are the differences between USB C 2.0/USB C 3.0/USB C3.1 Cable?
Regarding the USB C cable, there are mainly 2 types cable, USB to USB Type C Cable and USB C to USB Type C Cable, also there is USB C to Micro USB Cable.
USB to USB Type C Cable
Most USB c cable come with smartphone are using the USB 2.0 to USB C cable, support charging and data transfer, There are 4 wires inside the cable, 2 wires support charging, 2 wires support data transfer, USB 2.0 data transfer is 480Mbps, the cable is mainly used to fast charging. Different brand smartphones have different fast charging models. Like QC 4.0/QC 3.0/Huawei Super Fast Charging/Oneplus Wrap Charging/Vivo Vooc Charging, etc. so a USB C cable may work with Samsung fast charging, but not work with Huawei fast charging.
How about USB 3.0 to USB C Cable? It also supports charging and data transfer, but there are 9 wires inside, 2 wires support charging, 2 wires support USB 2.0 data transfer, 5 wires support USB C 3.0 data transfer, USB 3.0 data transfer is 5Gbps, the cable is mainly used with SSD, it takes few seconds to transfer a 1GB document.
How we identify the cable USB to Type C 2.0 or USB to Type C 3.0 cable?
- Check the cable OD, there are 9 wires inside the USB to Type C 3.0 cable, but 4 wires inside the USB to Type C 2.0 cable, so the thickness of the Type C 3.0 cable is thicker than type c 2.0 cable
- Check the USB connector, usually Type C 3.0 cable use blue USB connector, Type C 2.0 use white USB connector but also be careful that some supplier use blue usb connector on type c 2.0 cable to confuse the users
- The best way is to cut the cable and check inside, type c 3.0 cables have 9 wires inside, type c 2.0 cable have 4 wires inside.
Let’s talk more about USB C 3.1 Cable next time.
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