USB-C RESOURCE CENTER

USB-C Overview

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.

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USB-
C 3.1 and Apple MacBook

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.

This means that soon, almost everything, everywhere, will be powered, charged and connected by USB-C cables.
What makes USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+ technology so amazing is that it can do three things:
USB-C: faster speeds, more power, better quality

FASTER SPEEDS

Transfer data at faster speed (up to 10 Gbps).
USB-C: faster speeds, more power, better quality

MORE POWER

Power and charge devices such as laptops, tablets and phones very quickly (up to 100 watts and 3 Amps of power).
USB-C: faster speeds, more power, better quality

BETTER QUALITY

Deliver high quality audio and video (4K/UltraHD).

Quality Matters:
Why Buy A Belkin USB-C Cable?

Belkin makes the highest quality cables for all your USB-C (AKA USB Type-C) needs.

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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.

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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-C
    USB-C
  • USB 2.0
    USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
    USB 3.0
  • MICRO USB
    MICRO USB
  • MICRO-B
    MICRO-B
  • MINI-B
    MINI-B
  • USB-B
    USB-B
  • LIGHTNING
    LIGHTNING
  • 30-PIN
    30-PIN
USB-C Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

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.

USB-C Bit Rate: Up to 10 Gbps 20X faster than USB 2.0 12X faster than FireWire

BIT RATE

Up to 10 Gbps 20X faster than USB 2.0 12X faster than FireWire
USB-C transfers music fast

MUSIC

Fast enough to transfer a year's worth of music in 10 minutes
USB-C transfers an entire HD movie in 30 seconds

MOVIES

Transfer an entire HD movie in 30 seconds
DEFINITIONS
Charge & Power
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.


USB-C Connector
The newest connector and industry standard for power and connectivity.


USB-IF
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.
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt is a hardware interface used on laptops, monitors, and hard drives for data transfer and audio/video. Belkin currently doesn't offer USB-C-to-Thunderbolt solutions, but stay tuned as Thunderbolt developments are in progress.

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