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USB-C association introduces new logos for 60W and 240W support

By Liu Hongzuo - on 1 Oct 2021, 1:18pm

USB-C association introduces new logos for 60W and 240W support

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USB-C cables are widely in use these days, but their compatibility with various devices can vary. USB-IF, the non-profit association behind USB compliance and standardisation, recently tried to simplify the protocol with new, easy-to-understand logos. 

According to its press statement, the USB-C protocol will now feature logos that indicate the power capabilities of USB-C cables. The logos will show if the cable or port supports 60W and/or 240W, considering the new revisions to USB PD 3.1 specifications

New USB logos for certified USB4, USB-C 240W, and USB 240W charging. Source: Businesswire.

“With our updated logos, consumers can easily identify the USB4 performance and USB Power Delivery capabilities of Certified USB-C Cables, which support an ever-expanding ecosystem of consumer electronics from laptops and smartphones to displays and chargers,” said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF President and COO.

The association also added new USB4 logos to standardise the logos’ appearances across the board. 

The logos are meant for products (especially cables) with varying power rating and transfer speeds. To use these logos, manufacturers will first have to certify their products with USB-IF.

USB-C was first revealed in 2014, and is much appreciated for its simplified, reversible connector and higher power and speed potential for faster transfers. However, not all USB-C cables, chargers, and ports are created equal. For example, the new USB4 standard generation of USB-C has 40Gb/s transfer speed (up from the previous 10Gb/s) and Thunderbolt 3 compatibility, which adds yet another variation to the types of USB-C cables you might find in the market.

Source: USB-IF, Apple Insider

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