USB Type-C chargers will soon be able to provide 240W of power


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Nov 10, 2017
USB chargers are set to get a major upgrade, thanks to the newly-released USB Type-C 2.1 specification revision, along with a revision of the USB Power Delivery specification published by the USB Implementers Forum. Cables and devices that support the new specification will be able to charge at up to 240W, instead of the current 100W maximum.

This will be enabled through a new Extended Power Range mode, which only turns on when it's certified that both ends support higher voltages. Devices will have to support voltages up to 48V and 5A current to be compatible with the standard.

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