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15 Jul 2019

How many kinds of USB-C™ to USB-C™ cables are there?

tl;dr: There are 6, it's unfortunately very confusing to the end user.

While I don't own any USB-C device yet, it's good to know that there are 6 kinds of USB-C to USB-C cables:

Here they are, current as of the USB Type-C™ Specification 1.4 on June 2019:

  1. USB 2.0 rated at 3A
  2. USB 2.0 rated at 5A
  3. USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5gbps) rated at 3A
  4. USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5gbps) rated at 5A
  5. USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10gbps) rated at 3A
  6. USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10gpbs) rated at 5A

Read more in How many kinds of USB-C™ to USB-C™ cables are there?, an article by Benson Leung.