Everything You Need to Know About USB Type-C Power Delivery (USB-PD)

Everything You Need to Know About USB Type-C Power Delivery (USB-PD)

What is USB-PD and how does it work?

With the increasing battery size of mobile devices, fast and efficient charging has become more critical than ever. Traditional USB charging has its limits, but now there's a new technology that promises to take your charging experience to the next level - USB Type-C Power Delivery (USB-PD). In this post, we'll explore what USB-PD is, how it works, and why it's worth upgrading to.

Like most people, you probably have a collection of chargers for all your devices. Each one has its own wattage and type of cable. With USB-PD, all of that changes. USB-PD uses a new communication protocol that enables the negotiation of power delivery between devices, allowing for output ranges from 0.5W up to 240W. This means you can use the same charger for all your devices, making it easier to stay charged on the go.

Why upgrade to USB-PD?

Fast charging capabilities

One of the most significant advantages of USB-PD is its fast charging capabilities. With USB-PD, devices can charge quicker and more efficiently than with traditional USB charging. This means that devices such as laptops and smartphones can charge faster and, in most cases, even charge while in use. Even the notoriously slow-to-adopt, Apple, embraced USB-C fast charging with the release of the iPhone 8 and subsequent models, allowing them to charge to 50% in under 30 minutes when paired with a USB-C to Lightning cable and a type-C charger.

Flexibility in charging

Another advantage of USB-PD is its flexibility in terms of charging. Devices can be charged from a wide range of power sources, including wall chargers, car chargers, portable power banks, and even other USB-C devices. So you can do things like charge your iPhone from your iPad Pro's USB-C ports with a USB-C to lightning cable. This gives you much greater flexibility in how and when you can charge.

How to take advantage of USB-PD benefits

Upgrading to USB-PD compliant cables and chargers

If you want to take advantage of the benefits of USB-PD, faster charging, excellent compatibility, and greater flexibility, you'll need to ensure that your cables and chargers are USB-PD compliant, which means you may need to upgrade to USB-C.

Bundling options for savings

We have a great selection of USB-PD-compliant cables and chargers, and you can save 15% if you bundle them together to get started with faster PD charging today.

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