As in its days with mobile phones and the standardized charging connector, something similar could also become a reality in the laptop market if the new version 2.1 USB-C connector specification finally catches up with the major brands.
And is it the USB Developer Forum (USB-IF) just announced that the new USB-C 2.1 specification manages to double the charging power from the current 100 watts to 240 watts, which will allow charging the battery of any laptop, regardless his power.
With the current specification of 100W, it was already possible to charge the battery of many ultralight laptops, despite this, some brands continue to bet on their proprietary power connector offering.
This continues to be a nuisance for users who demand more standardization so that we don’t need a type of charger for every brand of laptops, as well as sharing it with other devices.
The announced new specification for USB-C paves the way for what could be a later adoption of the connector by everyone, including those laptops with profile the game which require much higher load values.
To handle the 240 watts of power, thicker, newer USB-C cables and chargers will be needed. The organization emphasizes that this is the USB-IF mode with an extended power range, to guarantee 5 A and 50 V.
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