What is the difference between USB Power Delivery and USB Type-C?

- Dec 27, 2017 -

What is the difference between USB Power Delivery and USB Type-C?


USB- Power Delivery (USB PD) is a protocol specification for simultaneous support of high 100W power transmission and data communication in a cable. 


USB Type-C is a new Type-C plug-in USB connector specification that supports a series of new standards such as USB 3.1 (Gen1 and Gen2), Display Port, and USB PD. 


The USB Type-C port is the default maximum to support 5V3A. If USB PD is implemented on the USB Type-C port, it can support the 100W power defined in the USB PD specification (5V20A). Therefore, having a USB Type-C port does not mean that it supports USB PD.


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