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USB-C Receives All-New Logos To Clearly Distinguish It From The Rest
By Ell Ko, 01 Oct 2021
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The USB-C cable has been slowly inching its way across devices over the last few years. Now, thanks to the EU, it could potentially become the new universal standard for charging cables, so a good way to identify it is much needed.
Unlike other charging cables, this one is associated with USB. And not everything USB is charger-related, of course. These cables are also capable of Thunderbolt support, which isn’t something shared among most other USB specifications.
The differences don’t stop there: as pointed out by Ars Technica, USB-C cables can take advantage of two speeds—2.0 or 3.2—while supporting multiple charging wattages at once.
To make this clear, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has announced new logos designed to “clearly indicate the power capabilities of USB-C cables to consumers.” Certified cables will be sporting either 60W- or 240W-specific logos.
These new logos also suggest USB4 support alongside an increased maximum USB-PD charging wattage. Unique versions can be used on the packaging of the devices as well as the cables and ports inside them.
“With our updated logos, consumers can easily identify the USB4 performance and USB Power Delivery capabilities of Certified USB-C Cables,” states Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF President.
Consequently, these will “support an ever-expanding ecosystem of consumer electronics from laptops and smartphones to displays and chargers.”
Check out the new logos here:
Image via USB-IF
[via Ars Technica, image via Shutterstock and USB-IF]
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