WHAT IS USB POWER DELIVERY?
A.K.A. USB PD
USB Power Delivery is a charging technology. It uses USB-C cables and connectors to deliver higher levels of power to your devices. This has two benefits: one, faster charging, and two, more power for larger devices.
WHY IS IT BETTER?
USB PD or USB Power Delivery will charge your device up to 70% faster than standard 5W charging* and provide more power to charge tablets and laptops quickly.
*70% faster than 5W charging when charging a Google Nexus 6P or similar device from 0% battery
- All devices with Power Delivery connect using a USB-C cable.
- Power can flow in either direction so it’s possible to share power between devices, even from your phone to a friend’s phone.
- USB-C connectors are small, smart, and capable of transmitting large amounts of power.
- You can safely use the same cable to charge your smartphone, your tablet and your laptop – no separate power brick for your laptop is required.
- USB-C—the connector used in USB Power Delivery—is cutting edge technology. It has been designed hand-in-hand with Power Delivery, to handle these new high levels of power. Explore the benefits of USB-C cables at our USB-C Resource Center.
- Other “fast charging” products may use older connectors. USB-A was first introduced in 1996; it was designed to supply much smaller amounts of power than what is needed by modern phones and tablets today.
- The USB Power Delivery Chipset automatically detects the connected device, whether it’s a small phone or a large laptop. It then delivers the exact power required for fastest possible charging, but not too much which could damage circuitry.
- The Compatibility Chipset detects the device brand, such as Apple or Samsung. It will then behave just like the one originally supplied with the device.
IS USB POWER DELIVERY THE SAME AS
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**Accurate as of June, 2016
USB POWER DELIVERY &
WIRELESS CHARGING WHITE PAPER
To learn more about USB Power Delivery, make sure to check out our Power Delivery white paper.