It’s difficult to know what kind of charger that you need without knowing the type of the device you’re charging, so I wanted to take a moment to talk about the different types of charging cords available.
Different Types of USB Charging Cord
There are many different types of charging cords on the market, and it can be confusing which one to choose for your device. Here is a guide to help you decide which type of charging cord is best for your device.
Type A Charging Cords: These cords typically have a round plug on one end and a pin-style connector on the other. They’re most commonly used with desktop computers and laptops. Type A cords are the most common type of cord used in the United States.
Type B Charging Cords: These cords have a rectangular plug on one end and a pin-style connector on the other. They’re most commonly used with phones and tablets. Type B cords are sometimes called “micro USB” cables because they’re smaller than type A cables and fit more easily into devices.
Type C Charging Cords: These cords have a proprietary plug on one end and a USB-C connector on the other. They were introduced in 2015 as an upgrade to traditional USB ports found in devices like phones, tablets, laptops, and PCs. Type C cords can charge devices at speeds up to 10 times faster than traditional USB ports. Because they use newer technology, some say that Type C cords are not as compatible with legacy devices as Type A or B cables may be.
If you’re like most people, your gadgets are constantly charging and you never know when that next charge is going to be necessary. But which cord should you use? And why is it so important to always choose the right one for your device? At CableCreation you can learn about the different charging cords and find which one is right for you.