USB-IF announces new certified USB Type-C cable power rating logos
The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has recently announced new Certified USB Type-C Cable power rating logos to clearly indicate the power capabilities of USB-C cables to consumers.
As per the organization, the New Certified USB Logo Program unifies consumer branding for solutions based upon the USB4, USB Type-C, and USB Power Delivery Specifications.
According to USB-IF, Certified USB Type-C Cables will now feature certification logos indicating support for 60W or 240W of power as defined by the recently published USB Power Delivery (USB PD) 3.1 Specification.
In addition, the Certified USB4 Logos have also been updated to unify branding across the Certified USB Logo Program, granting consumers an easy way to identify the performance and power capabilities of certified USB cables, hosts, devices, and chargers.
“With the new higher power capabilities enabled by the USB PD 3.1 Specification, which unlocks up to 240W over a USB Type-C cable and connector, USB-IF saw an opportunity to further strengthen and simplify its Certified Logo Program for the end user,” said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF President and COO.
“With our updated logos, consumers can easily identify the USB4 performance and USB Power Delivery capabilities of Certified USB-C Cables, which support an ever-expanding ecosystem of consumer electronics from laptops and smartphones to displays and chargers,” Ravencraft added.
Furthermore, USB-IF reminds consumers to purchase certified products from trusted sources that display USB-IF Certified Logos on the packaging, product briefs, or the device, charger, and cable itself.