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The USB-IF has decided to complement its faster, 240-watt charging standard for USB Type-C with a new logo program that should make it easier for consumers to determine whether a cable is officially certified to handle the connector’s new peak power delivery. They seem pretty straightforward: users who want to take advantage of USB4 40 Gbps speeds and/or USB Type-C 60-watt/240-watt charging can simply assess the packaging for the relevant logo. Likewise, chargers that are certified for the new power delivery specification can be identified with a unique logo.

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From USB-IF’s press release:

[…] the Certified USB4 Logos have been updated to unify branding across the Certified USB Logo Program, offering consumers a simple way to identify the performance and power capabilities of certified USB cables, hosts, devices, and chargers.

Certified USB solutions ensure interoperability and backwards compatibility in the marketplace and USB-IF reminds consumers to purchase certified products from trusted sources that display USB-IF Certified Logos on packaging, product briefs, or the device, charger, and cable itself.

“With the new higher power capabilities enabled by the USB PD 3.1 Specification, which unlocks up to 240W over a USB Type-C cable and connector, USB-IF saw an opportunity to further strengthen and simplify its Certified Logo Program for the end user,” said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF President and COO.

“With our updated logos, consumers can easily identify the USB4 performance and USB Power Delivery capabilities of Certified USB-C Cables, which support an ever-expanding ecosystem of consumer electronics from laptops and smartphones to displays and chargers.”

Source: USB-IF

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