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THE FIGHT OF POWER BETWEEN 2.0 AND 3.0, WHO WINS!?


The growing need for fast charging has been the most exciting news for technology developers. USB PD (Power delivery) and its speed of flash charging is the main reason why millennials have been gorging on it.

What makes the USB PD, the hot chocolate boy of the technology industry is its:

  1. Open nature
  2. Powerful service
  3. Versatility
  4. Reversible charging

For a detailed review, read our earlier blog (USB PD: The Nuances)

There have been multiple updates on the technology and the recent one is the USB PD 3.0.

But what stirs our curiosity is what makes the 3rd version better or different from the 2nd!?

Devices that follow USB 2.0 has the ability to transmit data at a rate of 480Mbps. This version which was released in 2000, has different connector types as part of its family:

  1. USB TYPE A
  2. USB TYPE B
  3. USB MICRO-A
  4. USB MICRO-B
  5. USB MINI-A
  6. USB MINI-B
  7. USB MINI-AB

 

On the other hand, USB 3.0 has the ability to transmit data at a super speed of 5 Gbps, which is better than the speed of the earlier version of 2.0.

This version which was brought in the world in 2008 has a lesser number of connectors available:

  1. USB TYPE A
  2. USB TYPE B
  3. USB MICRO-A
  4. USB MICRO-B

Which could be the one drawback of this version of USB PD.

Other than the basic differences between the rate of data exchange and the number of connectors available. What makes USB 3.0 a better version is the amount of information it passes on.

It has made to improve not just on its power delivery but also on higher rates of information about the device which is plugged in. this includes reporting any system malfunction or changes in the device in terms of temperature, decreased charging speed, over current, etc.

Even though the changes across the version are quite evident, one needs to know that the power rules for both the devices are practically the same.  

 

So, we suggest that to fulfill the basic need of power you should use version 2.0 but in case you want to experience the extra zest in your life, bring 3.0.



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