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The first USB-C cables with 240 watts have appeared – but suitable devices are still missing






The first USB-C cables in version 2.1 have appeared on the internet. These offer up to 240 watts of power and more.

After the USB-C cable in version 2.1 with around 240 watts of power and up to 40 Gbit/s data transmission has been under discussion for around a year, the first models are now appearing. The Dutch manufacturer Club3D already lists these on its own website, but the cables are not yet commercially available, as The Verge also reports.

Before the USB-C 2.1 update, the standard was limited to an output of 100 watts, which is why not all laptops can be charged and operated with USB-C.

USB-C with 8K, 60 Hertz, 40 Gbit/s and 240 watts of power

The new cables would provide enough power to charge almost all laptops without a power brick, except perhaps the most powerful gaming laptops, and smartphone charging would also benefit. However, the right chargers and devices that support the new power are still missing. Club3D’s own series of chargers, for example, only offers a maximum output of 132 watts.

Straight to Club3D’s new USB-C cables:

  • 1 meter, 8K, 60 Hz, 40 Gbps, 240 watts

  • 2 meters, 4K, 60 Hz, 20 Gbit/s, 240 watts

  • 2 meters, 480 Mbit/s Gbit/s, 240 watts

According to the pictures, Club3D offers a cable with a length of one meter, 8K resolution, 60 Hz, 40 Gbit/s data transfer speed and 240 watts of power. In addition, there should also be one, two meters long and half the data rate.

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