USB Type-C is getting closer to becoming a unified charging port for all your devices. After the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announced specifications for USB Type-C 2.1 nearly a year ago, introducing support for 240W charging, cable maker Club 3D has now posted these new speeds on its website. The first cables to support are listed.
The Club 3D has three versions of the USB Type-C cable that support 240W charging. One (model number CAC-1573) is only marked with the 240W charging logo, and has USB 2.0 data transfer speed, which means it’s for charging only. There’s another (CAC-1575) that supports 240W charging and 20Gbps speeds (officially called USB4 Gen 2×2), and finally, one (CAC-1576) that supports 40Gbps (USB4 Gen 3×2) bandwidth. does, is rated for both. To charge 240W.
Unfortunately, Club 3D doesn’t list pricing information for any of these cables, and we also couldn’t find them at retailers. However, seeing them listed likely means we’re one step closer to these charging speeds being a reality over USB Type-C.
Having a single cable to charge all kinds of devices has long been a desire for many, and over the years, USB Type-C has come increasingly closer. Nowadays, not only do most phones charge from this port, but laptops that only need up to 100W of power can do so too. And that 100W cap has been a limitation of the USB Type-C spec, so when USB-IF announced the 240W charging spec, it sowed the seeds for such a possibility. Most gaming laptops come with power adapters up to 230W, so the latest specification is clearly designed to meet that goal.
Of course, it’s not just about having compatible cables, and we’ve yet to see any USB Type-C power adapters that support this kind of power delivery, so we’ve got to really get rid of proprietary charging. Will take time Port Still, the prospect of this happening in the next few years is exciting in itself. As these cables and chargers start hitting the market, you’ll want to check that the cables are marked with the official certification logo — which was announced a few months ago — to make sure they don’t damage your device.
Source: Club 3D
Via: Tom’s Hardware