USB cables are supposed to make life easier (even if the double-ended cables always seem to need three attempts). There are so many different power ratings on USB-C that it confuses matters. The USB-IF announced new USB Type-C performance evaluation logos to make it easier to choose the right logo.
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With these new logos, you can quickly see whether the cables support 60W or 240W according to the USB Power Delivery 3.1 specification. If you’ve ever wondered if a cable has the performance you need to quickly charge your device, these new logos are a lifesaver for you.
“With the new higher performance capabilities made possible by the USB PD 3.1 specification, which unlocks up to 240 W over a USB Type-C cable and port, USB-IF saw the opportunity to use its certified logo program for further empowering and simplifying the end user, ”said Jeff Ravencraft, President and COO of USB-IF. “With our updated logos, consumers can easily see the USB4 performance and USB power delivery capabilities of certified USB-C cables that support an ever-growing ecosystem from consumer electronics from laptops and smartphones to displays and chargers.”
Of course, you will have to buy certified USB cables to see these new logos on them, but you should do so anyway as it is the best way to ensure you are getting the performance and performance you are paying for.
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