USB-C is about to go from 100W to 240W
USB-C is about to go from 100W to 240W

The USB-IF Forum announced version 2.1 of its USB-C specification, which more than doubled the specification's performance capacity.

USB-C technology can power anything from headphones to cell phones and laptops.

Although it is found everywhere, its use is limited because its output power is limited to 100 watts, which is sufficient for most devices.

At the same time, some high-performance laptops have to use traditional power connections to achieve higher electrical performance.

The current USB-C standard that you find in laptops these days is limited to 100 watts, so it's not suitable for power-hungry laptops with dedicated graphics cards.

USB-C version 2.1:

The new standard can save up to 240 watts of power and may soon appear on gaming laptops.

In the updated standard, the new 240-watt power option is called Extended Power Range EPR.

Cables that support EPR must meet various requirements to accommodate higher power transmission capabilities.

It contains special codes that users can use to ensure the cable can support power transmission of up to 240 watts.

Manufacturers are following a number of new specifications for USB-C cables that support EPR.

This helps avoid conductor limitations and problems that can result from high voltages such as: Increased risk of bending when cables are directly disconnected.

Firstly, the cable must support currents up to 5 amps, and secondly, it must support voltages up to 50V to be compatible.

There is no confirmation when it shows devices that adopt the new USB-C power standard.

Meanwhile, the next generation of USB-C cables will be available later this year or early next year.

USB-IF Forum worked with manufacturers to develop new specifications.

These companies include Apple, Google, Dell, Lenovo, HP, LG, Qualcomm, Samsung, Intel, MediaTek, AMD, and Oculus.

Devices with new features from these manufacturers are expected to launch in the near future.

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