Type-C Cables

What is USB-C?

The USB-C connector is an industry standard for delivering both data and power via a single wire. USB-C has been widely adopted by computer manufacturers.  In comparison, the earlier Apple-promoted (and developed) Lightning connector had limited traction outside of Apple products and is now facing obsolescence, mainly in part due to USB-C.

How do type C cables work? 

USB-C ports and cables work exactly like USB-A counterparts, only better. The USB-C port and connection are oval in design and are used to transport data and power between devices. The finest advantage for non-techies is that its connector is reversible, thus there is no right or wrong way to connect USB-C devices.

USB-C connectors can also be found in USB-C hubs, which allow you to connect several devices (including monitors) to a computer with a single port. It's the work-from-home champion, making it simple to connect your laptop to a whole setup with a single device.

There are two types of USB-C cables, with USB-C to USB-C gradually becoming the new standard as the port gains popularity. Those cables would (mainly) connect to USB-C ports on devices and power converters. Of course, data transfer across devices is possible using the same connections.

Can you go to USB-C from the Display port?

DisplayPort, as the name implies, is intended to transport video signals between your computer and a display of some form, such as a monitor, TV, or projector. Normally, this requires a DisplayPort port as well as a DisplayPort cable, however USB-C alters that.

You might consider your old USB Type-A connector to be nothing more than a data port for connecting devices or peripherals like mice. However, depending on the functionality of the exact connector, USB-C can accomplish much more. When configured in this manner, one of USB-C's most beneficial abilities is to transmit enough power to charge the host device, such as a laptop or smartphone. Many lightweight laptops with USB-C ports use them as the only option for attaching an AC adapter instead of a classic barrel-style connector.

To connect a PC to a display, use a USB-C to USB-C cable if both devices have USB-C ports, or a USB-C to DisplayPort cable if your display does not have a USB-C port.

As USB-C supports transferring simultaneous video and power signals, you may be able to connect to and power a native DisplayPort, MHL, or HDMI device, as well as connect to nearly anything else, given you have the appropriate adaptor and cables. (More about adapters can be found below.) The USB-C specification includes audio transmissions over the interface, although it has yet to completely replace the 3.5mm headphone jack on computers, as it has on phones and tablets.

Cables & USB-C:

Electrically, USB-C is backwards compatible with previous USB 3.0 connectors. However, due to the newer port's design, adapters or cables with proper plugs are required if you want to connect anything that does not have the USB-C oval shape.

In many cases, a new laptop will have these; in others, you may have to purchase them individually. Apple, for example, supplies several USB cables and adapters for connecting USB-C to other technologies like Lightning or Ethernet. If you visit online retailers, you can also find a range of these for PCs. Some even support earlier or more obscure protocols, ensuring that an old device will work on modern technology.

Other benefits of USB C cables:

  • Reversible: USB-C has a lot to offer. It's reversible, so you won't have to flip the connector around three times to find the correct position. It's a single USB connector shape that all devices should use, so you won't have to maintain a bunch of different USB cables with varied connector shapes on hand for your various gadgets. And there will be no more bulky ports consuming up needless space on ever-thinner gadgets.

  • Supports variety of protocol: Using "alternate modes," USB Type-C ports can also support a variety of different protocols, allowing adapters to output VGA, DisplayPort, or other types of connections from a single USB port. Apple's USB-C Digital Multiport Adapter is a good example of this, offering an adapter that allows you to connect an HDMI, VGA, larger USB Type-A connectors, and smaller USB Type-C connectors via a single port.

Why choose Mowsil?

With years of expertise in providing businesses with connectivity products, our team ensures to provide the best quality with the best prices for all our products. Mowsil’s Type C cables come in different models which include the following:

  • USB-C to HDMI cable 2 meter 

  • Type C Male to Female extension

  • Type C to Display port Cable

  • USB C charge + Data Cable (2mtr)

  • USB-C to DP cable 2 meter

We also have a long USB C cable which can help you extend your uses. From using Displayport and HDMI cable, our type C cables can help your daily connecting and charging requirements a little easier.

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