USB-C upgrades along the way, insane 100W to 240W via a tiny USB-C cable
There are some major changes coming to USB-C and they are very, very well received – the USB Implementers Forum is an industry group that has developed the technology, and they have unveiled the USB-C version 2.1 update. which supports up to one 240W insane charging via USB-C.
The new 240W charging capacity is called Extended Power Range (EPR) and will arrive in devices during the second half of 2021, and it will require new cables clearly indicating that they support up to 240W. Conventional low wattage cables are now referred to as Standard Power Range (SPR) and will reach 60W while providing 3 Amps of electrical current.
The premium 100W cables you can find today operate up to 5 amps and will be part of the new Extended Power Range (EPR) cable family. The EPR will vary between 100W and 240W with USB-C, which means you can power a large, high-end 32-inch 4K monitor over USB-C or even a high-end gaming laptop or AIO computer. .
USB-IF President Brad Saunders explained: “One hundred watts have been used for many purposes, but there are markets that could benefit from more power – things like gaming laptops or maybe a docking station that can distribute more power to the things in there. are connected.“.