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Connect More with Cable Matters USB-C to HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and VGA Adapters and USB-C Hubs

CONNECT MORE with Cable Matters® USB-C™ Adapters & Hubs


How USB C works

USB-C technology incorporates alternate modes to carry non-USB signals. DP Alt Mode must be supported on the USB C port of a smartphone, tablet or computer to view video over USB C. Depending on your equipment, a USB C port can support transferring files, charging, connecting to the Internet, and adding external storage or a video display.

Cable Matters offers a wide variety of USB C to video adapters including:

  • USB C to HDMI®
  • USB C to DVI
  • USB C to VGA
  • USB C to DisplayPort™
  • USB C to Mini DisplayPort

    Can USB C support 8K?

    The maximum video resolution carried by a USB-C video adapter is determined by:

  • Video resolution output of the smartphone or computer
  • Video resolution supported by the connected display
  • Version and bandwidth capability of the video cable
  • Type of display interface technology that supports 8K (HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4)
  • Cable Matters offers a USB C to DisplayPort Adapter that supports 8K.


    Does USB Type C carry audio?

    Audio is automatically sent over USB-C to HDMI or USB-C to DisplayPort. A USB C audio dongle converts a USB C port to a 3.5mm audio port to connect headphones. This is useful for a smartphone or laptop without a dedicated audio port.

    Cable Matters offers a USB C to 3.5mm Audio Adapter


    What does a USB C Hub do?

    A USB C hub can connect devices with USB-A, add Gigabit Ethernet networking, or act as an SD memory card reader. With limited USB C ports on a laptop, users need a USB C dongle to read a USB-A flash drive or microSD™ card, or to connect to the Internet.

    Cable Matters offers a USB C to Ethernet Adapter and a USB C Hub with Ethernet


    Do I need a USB C to USB adapter?

    A USB to USB C adapter is useful to connect devices with USB A, such as a flash drive, to a computer with USB C or Thunderbolt 3.

    A Micro B to USB C adapter is useful to connect an Android™ phone to a laptop with USB C.

    Cable Matters offers multiple USB C adapters to connect your existing USB cables and devices with USB.


    Are USB C and Thunderbolt 3 the same thing?

    Thunderbolt™ 3 uses the same reversible USB C connector for data, video and charging. Thunderbolt 3 ports can support 20Gbps or 40Gbps. A USB-C port supports a maximum data transfer rate of 5Gbps (Gen1) or 10Gbps (Gen2).

    Most USB-C adapters are compatible with a Thunderbolt computer. Thunderbolt devices are NOT compatible with a USB C computer. All Cable Matters USB C adapters and hubs are Thunderbolt 3 port compatible with Windows® or Mac® computers.


    Need help deciding which USB C video cable to buy?

    Contact us HERE. Cable Matters will help you navigate the confusing choices of USB-C video cable types. We will provide you with the best solution to maximize the capabilities of your equipment and ensure compatibility.


    Join the Cable Matters Wholesale Program for your business!

    Create an account HERE. Cable Matters offers discount pricing for wholesale purchases for your business. Our sales team will provide expert consultation to meet the connectivity demands of your business or organization.


    Purchase premium quality USB C products from Cable Matters: THE industry leader in Reliable Connectivity

    Cable Matters, with headquarters in Southborough, Massachusetts, offers a complete line of cables, adapters, docking stations and networking products for the home, office, and data center. We offer first-class quality products, backed by exceptional customer service, at an affordable price. Established in 2009, Cable Matters serves markets in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan.




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