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By PURPLELEC | 27 December 2023 | 0 Comments

The difference between Type-A and Type-C interfaces

  Type-A and Type-C are two different USB plug standards. They have some significant differences in appearance, performance and use.
Type-A interface
  1. Appearance difference
  Type-A interface is common in traditional USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 interfaces. Its plug shape is rectangular, the plug size is larger than Type-C, and there is only one plug direction. The Type-C interface is the USB interface standard of [sensitive word]. Its plug shape is round, the plug size is smaller than Type-A, and it can be inserted in two directions, which is more convenient.
  2. Difference in transmission speed
  The transmission speed of the Type-A interface is limited by the speed standards of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, and can only reach 5Gbps at the fastest. The Type-C interface supports the USB 3.1 standard, and the transmission speed can reach 10Gbps, which is more than twice that of the Type-A interface.
  3. Functional differences
  The Type-C interface has many new features than the Type-A interface, such as supporting two-way power supply, supporting high-definition audio and video transmission, and supporting Thunderbolt 3, etc. The Type-A interface can only support simple data transmission and charging.
  4. Compatibility differences
  Type-A interface is currently the most widely used USB interface, and almost all devices support Type-A interface. Although the Type-C interface is a standard, there are still some devices that do not support it, especially older devices.

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