In the context: USB Type-C is one of the most versatile connectors. It can simultaneously transmit data, transmit video signal via DisplayPort Alternate Mode, and charge devices. The new Club3D cables are rated for power up to 240W and transfer rates up to 40Gbps.
Club3D has announced the first USB Type-C cables that can provide up to 240W of power using the EPR standard launched USB-IF last year. The announcement includes three models: a 2m 480Mbps cable, another 2m cable for 20Gbps and a shorter 1m version for data transfer up to 40Gbps (USB4 Gen 3×2). These cables can deliver up to 240W of power while supporting up to 48V at 5A, which means they won’t be much thicker than a regular 3A USB-C cable.
Unfortunately, there are no devices on the market that can charge as fast as there are no chargers that can deliver that much power through a single port. Apple’s fastest charging block has a maximum output of 140W.
However, such cables could start to ship with gaming laptops, replacing barrel-shaped connectors with a more versatile USB-C port and getting rid of proprietary power supplies.
Asus Zephyrus G14 equipped with AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS and Radeon RH 6800S, comes with a 240W charger in the box. Even phones will soon be able to use cables like Xiaomi already demoted 200W charging technology last year.
In general, increasing peak power will make USB-C more versatile, although it probably won’t make it easier to understand what standards supports every device and cable.
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