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Pins of the USB-C connector
Type Digital audio / video / data connector / power
Production history
Designer USB Implementers Forum
Designed 11 August 2014 (published)[1]
Pins 24

USB-C (USB Type-C) is a 24-pin USB connector.[2] This type of USB connector is commonly found on Android devices and computers. The USB-C specifications were first published and finalized in August of 2014, roughly the same time as USB 3.1 specifications. It is both smaller and faster than USB-A.[3] The USB-C 3.1 has the potential to have higher data transfer speeds.[3] It can also deliver 100 watts of power over a single cable (this is done by upping the voltage to 20 volts).


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  1. Universal Serial Bus Type-C Cable and Connector Specification Revision 1.3 (14 July 2017), Revision History, page 14.
  2. Hruska, Joel (13 March 2015). "USB-C vs. USB 3.1: What's the difference?". ExtremeTech. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "USB-A vs. USB-C: What's the difference?". Digital Trends. 2021-05-18. Retrieved 2023-07-22.