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6512 No. 6512 ID: e8f72b

>USB 3.1 Type-C is the same wonderfully reversible miniature USB port we've been telling you about for a while now, the one that just went into mass production this very fall. It's also the same one that should be able to carry up to 100 watts of power, which sounds like plenty when you consider that current MacBook Airs ship with a 45W AC adapter.

>But here's the coup de grâce: VESA has announced that the Type-C connector will also carry DisplayPort. That means it could 1) drive a 4K external monitor, 2) deliver 10Gbps of USB 3.0 throughput for your devices, and 3) charge your computer all at the same time. Sound like something you'd want?
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>> No. 6514 ID: 5adb5b
100 watts means the cable is going to need to be reasonably thick.
Not thick enough that it's unreasonable, but thick enough that you'll have to be careful about how you store it or you'll end up with broken cables pretty easily.
Also companies better be putting proper strain reliefs on these or I'm going to be pissed.
Everyone following Apple's lead and putting stylish, but completely useless strain reliefs on their cords is annoying the crap out of me.
>> No. 6515 ID: 0a2b37
I like it.


But also this.
>> No. 6518 ID: 5f753f
I just hope it's symmetrical so you're not having a 50/50 chance of having it the wrong way in 100% of the time.
>> No. 6519 ID: db7b1c
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>> No. 6520 ID: 885afe
My phone charger is fraying. Because fuck apple.
>> No. 6521 ID: 8b7dae
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The Type-C is.

I am really looking forward to it.
>> No. 6523 ID: d444df
Aargh, I hope it doesn't have the stupid-short connector lifespan of micro USB
>> No. 6535 ID: 988d13
Well it sure is tiny enough to be complete shit.

I like the regular displayport connector size. Have nice beefy contacts for those large currents and the connector and receptacle physically strong enough to handle all the forces that we dumbshit humans may exert on them.

Micro connectors are only pysically supported by their solder connection, so rough use may break the electrical connections. Larger USB and other ports have connectors that mechanically attach to the plastic device housing, and are therefore much more capable of handling the forces of everyday use.

I have a wireless pair of headphones that had a micro-USB port for charging. While otherwise an amazing pair, I've had to send it in twice for repairs/replacement because of that connector... and it happened again after the warranty ran out. So what I did is unsolder the micro port and solder some flexible wires to the contacts instead. I then glued a female full-size USB receptacle that I ripped from a USB-to-PS/2 converter to the housing of the headphones and soldered the wires to that. It now charges with a male-male fullsize USB cable and it's the single strongest part of the headphones. When this pair dies for some reason I might buy the same pair again and perform the same modification right from the start.
>> No. 6540 ID: 5adb5b
Use one of these next time, don't do the male A to male A thing.
>> No. 6542 ID: 988d13
They have shit for physically connecting them to the plastic housing. I went with the A-type because it came molded into plastic. I could then use plsatic-glue to glue it to the headphones. This is the strongest connector I have in any of my electronics now. I can sit on it and not break it or the electrical connections inside of it.
>> No. 6543 ID: d4a29f
Oh fuck why didn't I think of that.
>> No. 6546 ID: 30f40a
if you think the displayport receptacle is durable you've clearly never fucking dealt with one. They go bad all the fucking time at work because the little babby teeth don't retract all the way even if you press the button on the plug with intensity.

displayport a fucking shit.
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