Since it arrived on the first smartphones a few years ago, C has been gaining ground. We can see it on all our electronic devices and it is slowly becoming the connectivity standard of tomorrow.
But if USB-C is first and foremost a design, i.e. a connector that can be plugged in any direction (phew!), what about its characteristics and why do all the manufacturers keep on boasting about the integration of this standard in their new electronic products?

USB-C or USB Type-C, is first of all a standard relating to the cable connector, which differs from the USB-A, microUSB and Lightin connectors that we knew until now, and that we found on many Android smartphones and iPhone.

Like its cousins, a port can be used to charge devices, exchange data, and even transmit audio and video streams.
It is finally through these last uses that  finds its universality.

But what interests us here is that USB-C is, like other USB standards, made to charge.
it offers several energy profiles. While the classic USB operated in 5V, then in 5.2V then in 3.7V only allowed 2.5 Watts then 5Watts of power, the Type-C offers a minimum of 10 Watts (which explains the new standards of smartphone Fast charge) and a maximum of 100 Watts, which allows the charging of a computer.

Powertec has been working since 2016 on this new standard which opens a small revolution, both in terms of charging and connectivity and products to charge.
In order to develop a USB-C ecosystem, the R&D of the first USB-C solar charger has just been completed with a market launch in 2021.
To accompany it, a series of new accessories to charge everything quickly, including:

(5V / 3A)

, microUSB+ USB-C + Lighting

integrating USB-C in/out charging

The Role of USB-C in Modern Electronics

USB-C is more than just a new type of connector; it’s a game-changer for modern electronics. This port’s versatility is one of its most compelling features, allowing it to handle a variety of functions that previously required multiple types of ports and cables. For instance, USB-C can support DisplayPort, HDMI, and even VGA output, making it a universal port for video output. This is particularly beneficial for devices like laptops and tablets, which can now connect to external monitors and projectors with a single cable. The USB-C standard also supports USB 3.1 and USB 4.0 protocols, which means faster data transfer rates—up to 40 Gbps with USB 4.0. This is a significant leap from the 480 Mbps of USB 2.0, allowing for quicker file transfers and smoother performance when connecting peripheral devices.

Moreover, USB-C’s ability to deliver power at higher wattages has opened new possibilities for portable electronics. Devices that previously required proprietary chargers can now be powered and charged using standard USB-C cables and adapters. This universality simplifies the charging process and reduces the need for multiple chargers and cables, which is a boon for frequent travelers and tech enthusiasts. For instance, many new laptops, including those from major manufacturers like Apple, Dell, and HP, have adopted USB-C charging, enabling the same charger to be used across different devices, from smartphones to laptops.

Powertec’s Contribution to the USB-C Revolution

Powertec’s commitment to embracing the USB-C standard is evident in its innovative product line. By focusing on developing USB-C compatible devices and accessories, Powertec ensures that users can fully leverage the benefits of this versatile connector. The company’s introduction of the first USB-C solar charger is particularly noteworthy. This product not only highlights Powertec’s forward-thinking approach but also its dedication to sustainability and renewable energy. With the USB-C solar charger, users can charge their devices efficiently using solar power, making it an ideal solution for outdoor enthusiasts and eco-conscious consumers.

In addition to the solar charger, Powertec’s range of accessories—including the USB-C cigarette lighter adapter, USB-C power adapter, 3-in-1 cable, and power banks—demonstrates a comprehensive ecosystem designed to meet diverse charging needs. The inclusion of a USB-C induction charger further underscores the company’s commitment to providing advanced, convenient charging solutions. These products ensure that whether you’re on the go, at home, or in the office, you have reliable, fast, and efficient charging options at your disposal.

Powertec’s dedication to integrating USB-C technology into its product lineup not only enhances the user experience but also positions the company as a leader in the tech industry. By continually innovating and expanding its USB-C offerings, Powertec is helping to drive the adoption of this universal standard, paving the way for a more connected and efficient future. As USB-C continues to gain traction, consumers can look forward to a simplified, more streamlined approach to powering and connecting their electronic devices.

Thus equipped, the next solar panel + its accessories will provide you with all the comfort of a light, robust and fast mobile charge!

Have a nice trip !