USB C has become a standard despite the concern of many (myself included) during the first years of its appearance, back in 2015. For me, a few years ago USB C was somewhat annoying, especially considering I needed accessories to be able to charge my mobile or connect my conventional USB to the USB C port of my MacBook Pro. Today, most mobiles have this format, also laptops and other gadgets. Now, the USB type C receives its version 2.1 with important improvements.

The main advantage of this new generation of USB C is the considerable increase in power. This type of connector will go from loading up to 100W to a maximum load of up to 240W. That is, 140W more than the current generation. This improvement is very important, especially if we consider more powerful equipment. For example, gaming laptops, high-resolution monitors or other devices that have USB C ports.

Today there are devices with power of more than 100W and that have USB type C 2.0. The difference is that with this new format, an external adapter will not be necessary so that the equipment can load at a power greater than 100W, adapters that are somewhat more bulky and that can be annoying when transporting them. Therefore, with a USB C port of up to 240W, we will only have to use the power adapter and the cable.


USB-IF, the association that is responsible for promoting the implementation of USB C, has named this novelty as Extended Power Range (EPR for its acronym in English) . Now, manufacturers must make their next equipment compatible with this new version of the reversible port. From connectors that support the EPR standard to chargers and USB-C cables. Those accessories that are compatible with these speeds must have the EPR standard marked in a visible area to differentiate them from the rest of the versions.

Of course, USB type C 2.1 includes the rest of the improvements that we found in previous generations. This format stands out for being reversible, so it can be placed in any position. In addition, today it has become a standard. Most of the new devices that are launched on the market have USB C. This makes it possible to use the same cable to charge several devices or, for example, to connect a laptop to a monitor in a simpler way.


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