Will a high power USB connections make any other power port obsolete? Engadget thinks… maybe?
Last week the 100W Power Delivery spec was approved for both USB 2.0 and 3.0. That’s ten times what Thunderbolt can do, and it means that you can charge up your laptop or power most any peripheral via Universal Serial Bus. Naturally, the new specification relies on beefier cables to deliver maximum juice, but we won’t have to go replacing all our old wires — it includes a means to check attached cables and devices and set the voltage and amperage accordingly. Perfect, that means we won’t have to carry around bundle of proprietary power cords when we travel…
It would be pretty cool to be able to travel with JUST a few USB cables to charge all your gadgets. Standardization, its a good thing.
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