Difference Between Slim Port And Type-C USB

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Difference Between Slim Port And Type-C USB. In this article, you will read what is Slim port, what is Type-C USB, and what is the difference between a slim port and a type-C USB.

As we all know that USB means ‘Universal Serial Bus. USB is a cable or connector that is used as a connection, communication and power supply between computers, peripherals and other computers. There are many different types of USB ports that are being used in various electronic devices like laptops, CPUs, Smart TVs, etc. Here, we will discuss two of them, i.e. Slim port and Type-C USB.

What Is the Difference Between Slim Port And Type-C USB?

Many of us get confused in differentiating between a slim port and a type-C USB. However, there is no significant difference between both. A slim port is actually a type-C USB.

What Is Slim port (Type-C USB):

The Slim port (Type-C USB) is a connector specification. This connector specification tells us the electrical and mechanical specifications of a connector, like signal lines, power lines, length of the cable, the structure of the connector and many other specifications. The Slim port (Type-C USB) is the latest version of the USB with the new reversible connector. The type-c USB is a 24-pin USB with a rational symmetrical connector.

Features Of Slim Port:

Type-C is very much more powerful than 2.0 USB. The size of the Slim port (Type-C USB) is just like a micro-USB connector. It is very easy to connect as the connector is reversible. We do not have to flip over and over again for the connection, only just the right orientation is needed during a connection. This is because of the same connector pin on both sides of the connection. It allows data transfer up to 10Gbps with a power of 100W. The slim port (Type-C USB) provides a 3 A current. This type of USB is very handy and useful for every type of computer work.

There is another feature in the Slim port (Type-C USB). It can support various protocols with its ‘alternate mode’. Now the time of devices with a huge number of ports is long gone. Type-C can be used for all purposes, as we can say it is all in one USB connector for all peripherals. This feature of the Slim port (Type-C USB) allows us to have adapters, that can output different types of connections from the Type-C USB port. HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, headphones and power ports can be simplified into a single port that is Slim Port (Type-C USB). All the big companies like Apple and Samsung have converted all types of charging cables and connectors into one port (Type-C USB). They have taken this step to make the environment clean and make their users more convenient ways to use their devices diversely.

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