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USB-C: Universal Connectivity

Complete every connection with Tripp Lite’s wide selection of USB-C solutions.

What is USB Type-C?

There’s a new connector on the electronic devices we use every day, including laptops, tablets, smartphones and even desktop computers—USB Type-C, or USB-C for short. Like previous generations of USB, USB-C connectors can transfer data and power, but are smaller and reversible, with support for faster speeds and more power.

Tripp Lite offers almost 100 solutions to make the most of any device’s USB-C ports, providing powerful functionality, unparalleled expandability and convenient portability. Attach these solutions every time you sell a device with a USB-C or Thunderbolt™ port, including tablets, laptops, Chromebooks, MacBooks and smartphones.

Quick Guide to Key USB-C Features

  • Power Delivery (PD)
    • Power delivery (PD) technology passes through power from a USB-C charger to a connected laptop, tablet or other device. This is especially helpful for devices with only one USB-C port.
  • DP Alt Mode Video Output
    • DisplayPort Alternate Mode (DP Alt Mode) allows a compatible device to output HD (1080p) or UHD (4K) video through a USB-C adapter, adapter cable or docking station to an external television, monitor or projector without installing special software drivers.
  • Audio Support
    • Adapters with HDMI output also deliver digital audio. Some docking stations also include a separate 3.5 mm audio output.
  • Thunderbolt 3
    • Thunderbolt is a signaling standard developed by Apple® and Intel®. Tripp Lite’s USB-C solutions are compatible with Thunderbolt 3 ports.*
      • *Applies to devices like computers, tablets or smartphones, not separate displays.
  • Extra USB Ports
    • Adapters, docking stations and hubs with extra USB ports can connect peripherals and other devices, such as printers, external drives and smartphones.
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 / Gen 2
    • USB 3.1 Gen 1 is equivalent to the USB 3.0 standard, supporting data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. USB 3.1 Gen 2 supports speeds up to 10 Gbps.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
    • A Gigabit Ethernet port provides network connectivity when a faster connection than Wi-Fi is desired, or Wi-Fi is simply unavailable.

Explore the Types of USB-C Connections

USB-C Video Adapters & Adapter Cables

Convert or extend cables and signals to updated technology, available for virtually every connection type.

  • Models include DVI, VGA, DisplayPort, and HDMI
  • HD or UDH (4k) video output, with or without USB-C power delivery port

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USB-C Docking Stations

Expand functionality by adding connections to tablets and laptops, including A/V, Ethernet and card reader ports.

  • Models include ports for DVI, VGA, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-A, Ethernet, audio and memory card readers
  • HD or UDH (4k) video output, with or without audio
  • USB-A port(s) with USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) speeds
  • USB-C power delivery (PD) port

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USB-C Network Adapters

Access true Gigabit network speeds without installing an internal Ethernet card.

  • RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port, with or without USB-C power delivery port

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USB-C Hubs & Hub/Adapters

Link multiple devices to a single USB port on computers and laptops for file transfer, syncing and charging.

  • Models include ports for expanded USB and Ethernet access
  • Multiple USB ports with USB 2.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) speeds
  • With or without Ethernet and/or USB-C power delivery (PD) port

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USB-C Data/Charging Cables & Adapters

  • Variety of lengths, connectors and data transfer speeds
  • Most models also support charging

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