Road-trip ready, Belkin’s new USB-C Car Charger + Cable charges multiple devices, up to 70% faster
Playa Vista, Calif. – June 8, 2016 – Belkin has launched the industry’s first USB-C Car Charger + Cable with power delivery making it easier to charge smartphones, tablets, wearables and ultrabooks in the car using a universally compatible device. The sturdy, four-foot cable reaches from the power source to passenger seats and hidden power outlets, making it easier to plug in and charge anytime.
Key features of the Belkin USB-C Car Charger + Cable:
- USB-PD (Power Delivery) compatible charger
- Includes a USB-IF certified USB-C-to-C cable
- Supports 5V and 9V USB-PD up to 3A, total 27W output
- Leverages the latest USB-C technology on the move, including the convenient reversible connector
- Ability to charge USB-PD smartphones and tablets up to 70 percent faster1 (than standard 5W chargers) and charge larger devices, such as ultrabooks, and laptops using 9V USB-PD output.
- Compatible with most brands, and supports USB 2.0 data transfer for existing devices
“We believe that USB-C is next generation technology, which delivers safe, speedy and convenient [charging] to consumers looking for the highest quality experience when it comes to mobile power and accessories,” said Melody Saffery, senior director of product management at Belkin. “While USB-C accessories are an ideal solution for consumers looking for a universal charging solution, uncertified cables and accessories, which may not work or can damage their devices. Our USB-C accessories are engineered and tested to meet the highest international standards for quality, and are all certified and guaranteed so that consumers can rest assured that their devices are protected.”
Belkin was the first manufacturer to produce USB-IF certified cables. USB-IF certified vendors are becoming the norm, with retail giants like Amazon announcing they will no longer accept third party vendors that are not USB-IF certified. USB certification requires rigorous testing and indication by an emblem on the packaging. Belkin recently published a whitepaper on USB-C to help people understand what USB-C is and how it differs from other cables. Download the paper here: http://belk.in/usbcnow
Belkin’s new USB-C Car Charger + Cable supports faster or higher power outputs on the Google Chromebook Pixel™, Pixel C™, Nexus 6P™, Nexus 5X, Microsoft® Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and on the iPad Pro™ 12.9” model with separate USB-C to Lightning cable sold by Apple®. Also supports other USB-C devices on the market such as the LG G5 at typical charging speeds.
The new USB-C Car Charger + Cable is available now (MSRP $44.99) on belkin.com and select retail locations.
At Belkin, we make people-inspired products that harness the power of technology to connect people and the experiences they love. Our award-winning product lines include QODE keyboards, mobile accessories for laptops, smartphones and tablets, Wi-Fi networking solutions, and a broad range of cable and power products. Our product offerings are designed to create a personal, efficient and fun way for people to use technology, whether they are at home, school, work or on the go. A privately held company founded in 1983, Belkin has more than 1,500 employees in more than 40 countries around the world.
1 70% faster than 5W charging when charging a Google Pixel C tablet or similar device from 0% battery