The standard USB connector that we are most familiar with is USB Type-A. Even as the USB data interface moved from USB1 to USB2 and then to USB3, the connector has remained the same. It is a massive connector and plugs in only one way.
These limitations are resolved by the USB Type-C connector. In addition to its flexibility and small size, the USB Type-C connector handles the larger power requirements of today’s USB ports. It also supports a variety of different protocols using “alternate modes,” which allows using adapters that can output HDMI, VGA, Display Port, or other types of connections from a single USB port.
The main advantages of a USB Type-C connector are:
Transports up to 100 W of power Removes user confusion about plug ...