USB-C™ RESOURCE CENTER
With new technology comes new challenges and USB-C, also known as USB Type-C, is no exception. Learn more about why Belkin USB-C cables are the most reliable, highest grade, and safest cables on the market.
So what exactly is USB-C?
USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+ : The Next Evolution
The new USB-C connector is being widely adopted by manufacturers such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Along with the new connector and port combination, there is a new standard called USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+. The USB-C cables comply with the European regulations calling for a universal connector for charging mobile phones. This means that soon, almost everything, everywhere, will be powered, charged and connected by USB-C cables.
The new USB-C (AKA USB Type-C) connector is a new size and shape, and is easier to use than previous USB cables. The reversible design lets you plug in your device in any direction, so you never have to worry about plugging in your cable incorrectly. This will allow manufacturers to design devices that are thinner and lighter than ever before.
As the new USB-C port is adopted by laptop, tablet, hub, and computer manufacturers, the need for new USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+ cables will grow. Belkin will offer an entire USB-C product range to accommodate all of your needs.
Transfer data at faster speed (up to 10 Gbps).
Power and charge devices such as laptops, tablets and phones very quickly (up to 100 watts and 3 Amps of power).
Deliver high quality audio and video (4K/UltraHD).
The Real Deal: The Dangers of Counterfeit USB-C Cables
Without being able to see the inside of a USB-C cable, it's difficult to determine if it's authentic and capable of providing optimal performance. We recommend always purchasing certified USB-C cables to avoid the risk of damaging or destroying your valuable devices, and to get the optimal and intended performance out of your cables.
Which USB-C Cable Do You Need?
To make the most of your new USB-C device, you'll need the right cable. We've got you covered.
You have 2 options: to ensure optimal performance, replace your cable with a dedicated Belkin USB-C cable, OR adapt the cable you have with a Belkin adapter.
- USB 2.0
- USB 3.0
- MICRO USB
The new USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+ standard transfers data up to 10 Gbps, which means transfers up to 20x faster than USB 2.0 (480 Mbps) and 12x faster than FireWire. Fast enough to transfer a year's worth of music in 10 minutes or an entire HD movie in 30 seconds.
USB 3.1 technology also allows you to power some devices up to 100 watts, or quickly charge your laptop, tablet or phone. Our USB-C 3.1 cables contain an internal power management chip to ensure proper power delivery and a safe charge.
To learn more about the new USB-C 3.1 bi-directional standard, we have more great information to offer.
Up to 10 Gbps 20X faster than USB 2.0 12X faster than FireWire
Fast enough to transfer a year's worth of music in 10 minutes
Transfer an entire HD movie in 30 seconds
Thunderbolt was developed using USB technology to deliver data and audio/video between laptops, monitors and hard drives. The arrival of USB-C takes Thunderbolt from fast to super-fast with Thunderbolt 3 - capable of delivering large amounts of data at eye-watering speeds, up to 40 Gpbs.
USB-C cables allow you to charge your new USB-C enabled device at up to 3 Amps. With the USB-C 3.1 cable, you can power devices at up to 100 watts.
Sync & Data Transfer
When you connect your mobile device to a USB-C computer, you can transfer data such as photo, video, and audio files at up to 10 Gbps.
Transfer Audio & Video
USB 3.1 cables can deliver 4K (UltraHD) video, and audio, from your laptop, phone or tablet to your HDTV or monitor.
The newest connector and industry standard for power and connectivity.
USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification. The Forum facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB peripherals (devices), and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing.