USB Type-C is a new and slim connector,which can support USB 3.1 and USB power delivery (USB PD).
I think all of us are already very familiar with USB Type-A connector. From USB 1 to USB 2 and on to modern USB 3 devices, the shape of connector is not changed. It’s big and only can be pluged in one way — so you have to make sure it’s oriented correctly when you plug it in.
But following ending devices like smartphone,tablet become more and more thinner and fashional,Big USB Type-A connector can’t satisfy the devices’ requirement of shape.So many other shapes of connector were born, including “micro” and “mini” connectors.
But USB port need to come into a standard in the same size for more easy to guide the ending devices’ development,and make all the resource collection.One cable,one connector can fit all devices.That’s USB Type C.3.8*2.5mm is the size of the connector,it’s very slim and fashional.The most importantly,it can be reversible,not need to distinguish the directions,can plug in both ways,very convenient.
Excepting that,USB Type-C ports also can support a variety of different protocols using “alternate modes,” which allows you to have adapters that can output HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, or other types of connections from that single USB port, for example.Sanguan USB Type C Multi-port Adapter looks like a good example of this in action, offering an adapter that allows you to connect an HDMI or VGA output, larger USB Type-A connector, and smaller USB Type-C connector via a single port.