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Connect More with Cable Matters USB-C Data Charging Cables

CONNECT MORE with Cable Matters® USB-C™ Data & Charging Cables


Where is USB-C used?

USB C ports are found on new release smartphones, computers and tablets for the home or business. Depending on your equipment, a USB Type-C port can support transferring files, charging, connecting to the Internet or adding an external video display. Look for it on a USB C wall charger, USB C car charger, and even a USB C ultrawide monitor.


USB C Explained

USB-C is the latest version of the common USB (universal serial bus) connector introduced by the USB-IF organization. It uses a compact and reversible, 24-pin connector that fits on thin smartphones and notebooks with Android™, Chrome OS™, Windows® or Mac® operating systems.

Cable Matters offers a complete line of data and charging cables for your equipment.


What is USB C 2.0?

USB-C comes in one connector size but offers different functions to match your equipment configuration.

USB-C 2.0 to USB Information:

  • Found on a wall or car charger with USB-A, printer with USB-B, DAC with USB Micro-B, or a DSLR camera with USB Mini-B
  • Use with legacy USB-C serial and console equipment programming cables
  • USB 2.0 data transfer rate, up to 480Mbps, matches the speed of many smartphones

    Are USB C and USB 3.0 the same?

    USB-C also comes in a USB 3.0 version. This is also called USB-3.1 Gen 1

    USB-C 3.0 (USB-C 3.1 Gen1) Information:

  • Found on a Micro-B external hard drive or a hard drive docking station with USB-B
  • A USB C to USB 3.0 cable supports a data transfer rate up to 5Gbps

    USB-C data cables are designated as Generation 1 (Gen1) or Generation 2 (Gen2).

    USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 Information:

  • USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 can support a data transfer rate up to 10Gbps (2x USB 3.0 speed), 4K@60Hz video, and 100 watts of charging
  • Cable Matters offers USB-C Gen 1 and USB-C 3.1 and USB-C Gen 2 cables to match the speed of your equipment.


    Which USB C cables are safe?

    Cable Matters, a member of the USB-IF organization, follows strict guidelines for designing and testing all our USB-C products.

    Tips for safely charging your valuable devices with USB-C:

  • Buy a USB C with 56K resistor cable when charging over USB-A or USB Micro-B
  • Use an intelligent USB C charger or USB-A wall and car charger with over-voltage protection

    What is USB-C Power Delivery? (PD)

    The USB-IF organization specifies power profiles for safely powering and charging a smartphone, laptop, or other equipment. Safely power and charge a device from 7.5 to 100 watts over USB-C.


    Need help deciding which USB C cable to buy?

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


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    Create an account HERE. Cable Matters offers discount pricing for wholesale purchases. 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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