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Questions related to the 24-pin, rotationally symmetric USB connector system. Physically compatible, and can be made electronically compatible, with Thunderbolt-3 connectors. Consider using the "USB" or "Thunderbolt" tags in addition of this one.

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USB C 3.1 Mini PC capable of running Linux

I have an MBP for work. I want to have a dedicated development environment for private projects to not mess up my work setup. Also, I wanna run Linux (just Ubuntu something). The MBP is currently ...
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Hub with USB-A uplink and USB-C ports

My PC only has USB-A ports. I want a hub which I can connect (so it needs USB-A connection) and which provides both USB-A and USB-C ports. I do not need any of the fancy optional features USB-C can ...
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Can USB-C charging be universal across devices? Compatibility does not seem to work. Would the issue be with USB-C cable or USB-C wall power adapter?

I have these devices that use USB-C to charge: Xiberia G01 Gaming Headphones Bose QC 45 noise cancelling headphones Momcozy white noise machine This is the wall power adapter I am trying to use to ...
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USB-C Wireless transmitter and receiver for file transfer?

I'm familiar with USB-C wireless transmitters/receivers for video/audio transfer, but are there any designed specifically for file transfer? I'm looking to connect one to an external hard drive, ...
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Any USB-C only switch in existence?

I am searching for a USB-C switch with only USB type C ports. Ideally: 4 USB-C ports for peripherals/devices/... 2-4 USB-C for PC's (so 2 (or better 4) PC's should be switchable) As a use-case that ...
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MiniDIsplay Port to USB-C with Power?

I have a Thinkpad X1 Yoga, first generation. It has a DisplayPort but no USB-C ports. I want to buy an external monitor, like the ThinkVision M14 that passes both video and power trough it's USB-C ...
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Recommendation of a usb-c docking station for a MacBook pro, an ASUS Zenscreen MB16ACM and a HDMI monitor?

I have a MacBook pro which has 2 thunderport 3 ports. It connects to a HDMI monitor via HDMI cable, an ASUS ZenScreen MB16ACM which connects via usb-c. I want to use the ZenScreen in portrait mode so ...
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What is the max USB cable type-A male to type-c male Volt/current/Wattage possible?

I am struggling to understand USB type-C specifications in terms of power supply, took me a lot to figure out about USB data bandwidth but now that type-C is used to charge mobiles need to learn more. ...
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USB-C magnetic charging/data cables (or adapter-tips)? Heard there can be surprisingly complicated gotchas getting the right power/data capabilities?

I've been wanting to get some USB-C magnetic charging/data cables (or magnetic adapter-tips that can go on the end of a normal USB-C cable), but I hear there can be some surprisingly tricky gotchas ...
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Looking for an active USB 3.2 Gen 1 (or 2) hub with at least 10 ports, half of which are USB-A and USB-C respectively

I am looking for an active USB 3.2 Gen 1 -- or preferably Gen 2 -- hub which comes with at least ten usable ports, half of which should be USB-C sockets and the other half of which should be USB-A ...
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Is there a usb c 100w power splitter hub?

I have an Anker 240w (140w+100w) charger that I use to charge my laptops or my power bank (140w) but that’s it. Many times I’m trying my to charge multiple lower powered devices e.g. 4 trackers that ...
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Why isn’t there a USB 3.1 Type B plug to 3.1 Type C receptacle

My desktop PC sits across the room from most of my appliances and I am emigrating all these devices off of wi-Fi/Bluetooth to good old fashion wired connections. (For reasons.) I’ve already run an ...
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Switch to swap between two USB C laptops

My wife has both a work and a home MacBook Air. She would like to be able to connect her home monitor and peripherals to something that would allow her to switch between the two laptops without ...
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USB switch for monitors

I have a notebook PC with 2 micro-USB Type C ports and no other video output, and a PC with DVI and HDMI. I have two other monitors, both of them have HDMI, DVI, and VGA ports, and if I recall ...
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A USB C device with Pass-through Data between devices and External Charger

Is there a device that allows two or more connected USB devices to communicate, yet their power be supplied by an external source (such as a USB power bank or charger). I tried to make this ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero alternative with high-end USB-C OTG PD

Is there any Raspberry Pi Zero alternative that meets the following specs: At least one USB-C 40gbps OTG PD capable, 60W+ desirable, to be both charged or to charge attached peripheral, supporting ...
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Custom in-desk panel

I would like to get rid of cable clutter and enhance my desk. However, I'm struggling to find the components for making it work. What I would like to do is including ports in the table, mainly ...
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USB Type-C Switch for Monitor Sharing between PCs

I want to share a pair of Dell S2719DC 27" QHD (2560 x 1550 @ 59 Hz) resolution USB-C monitors between two 2018 MacBook Pros. The MacBooks dual-boot to run either MacOS 10.15 Catalina and Windows 10 (...
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External hard drive (SSD/NVME) up to 1TB which can be connected to **two or more** operating computers simultaneously

I need a recommendation over an external hard drive (SSD/NVME) up to 1TB, which can be connected into two or more operating computers simultaneously. Computer A copy-pastes files with hard drive and ...
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How to run a 230W laptop + GPU from a USB-C docking station?

A Lenovo P16 laptop with a NVIDIA RTX 4000 can use up to 230 W power. The proprietary barrel power supply can provide it, but a standard USB-C docking station only provides about half of that. If I ...
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Why are there no USB-c to USB-c ethernet cables?

I have a USB-C ethernet adapter. I have an ethernet cable. I have another USB-C adapter. I connect the ethernet cable to both adapters and now I can connect two laptops using USB-C. It works just fine,...
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Connect several computers to several monitors

I want to connect several computers (like desktop and notebook) to several monitors to have a big desktop on both. What hardware device do I need? If I connect a HTMD/USBC "joiner" which has ...
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Does a USB-C hub exist with *only* two USB-C ports, one for data and another for charging?

Mockup above. Why does this kind of simple, compact hub not exist? Every USB-C hub seems to be a block that contains multiple USB-A, USB-C, and audio jack ports.
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USB C GaN charger with C8 input?

While there is a decent amount of multiport chargers (often marketed as "desktop") chargers, it's really, really hard to find small and lightweight chargers with a C8 coupler (commonly ...
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Are there any modern (USB 3.0/3.1) USB flash drives with indicator/activity lights out there?

Are there any modern (USB 3.0/3.1) USB flash drives with indicator lights out there? It seems like it became “trendy” to manufacture USB flash drives nowadays without any indicator light on them. Why ...
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What kind of tablet device with android operating system would possibly support EXTERNAL DEVICES plugged with USB?

I've been given a work task that requires to establish a connection between external usb device plugged into an android device, however, I cannot seem to find any tablets that are able to perform this....
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How can I hook up my UMPC computer to a USB-C monitor while powering the device?

I have a UMPC (ultra mobile PC) GPD Win 3 as Pictured below. My goal is to use this with a USB-c enabled monitor and get more than 2 hours out of it (I can only do this while using the battery's power)...
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3-Monitor/3 Comptuter Complex Setup Help

I'm trying to optimize my hardware setup in my home office, and I'd really like to have something like this setup: I'm not sure how to accomplish this, if it's even possible. All of the arrows show ...
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Mac-compatible Bluetooth mouse with internal battery charged via USB-C

I want a wireless mouse to use with my MacBook Pro 2018. Requirements: Internal battery. Rechargeable by USB-C. Usable while charging. Bluetooth. Compatible with current macOS. Fits large hand. ...
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Large external 2.5" HDD with USB Type C connector?

Does it really exists as for now? I want 3Tb or 4Tb of external storage. I am searching particularly for a capacious HDD able to store my files and I want it to have fast interface onboard, at least ...
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Hybrid USB Charging (Power Delivery) and PC Connection

I have an Oculus Quest 2 that I am using with my PC for running VR games from Steam. The headset needs to be plugged in while playing Steam VR games. My desktop does not have a USB-C native plug, but ...
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Charging USB-C phone from USB Battery Charing Specification supply and connect wired headphones

Trains and buses are often fitted with USB A power outlets, which presumably comply with the USB Battery Charing Specification, and often do not also have domestic voltage power outlets. I also have a ...
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How was my phone cloned or mirrored by my roommate and how do i get evidence to prove it and shut her down. I believe she used a usb-c port hook up [closed]

It's like everything I go through in life is instantly on facebook or a social media platform. Being made fun of in some way plus passwords change within seconds of logging in when I try to logout ...
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USB-C network switch

I'm planning to build a Linux computing cluster (I already have 4 PCs more or less ready for the job) and I was wondering if there are any network switches which use USB-C cables instead of fiber/...
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3.5mm jack to USB C converter?

I have a pair of USB-C active noise cancelling headphones, and I'd like to use them with the in-flight entertainment system of an airplane. A typical in-flight entertainment system comes with either ...
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I'm searching for a USB-C (not USB-A) switch. But does such a device even exist?

TL;DR : I'm trying to find a way to share a USB-C connection with at least 2 sources, like a switch or a KVM. But I only found USB-A switches so far. I'm struggling to find the appropriate hardware ...
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HDMI input to USB output converter [closed]

I have a dock station with USB C. I want to connect it, only for the video, to my old PC that has a HDMI. So, my PC is HDMI and it is the input for the USB C that is the output (and that is then ...
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Mini DisplayPort to USB Type C

How do I get excellent quality video output from Surface Pro 6 (Mini DisplayPort) to Dell (S2722DC QHD 1440p 75 Hz) USB-C monitor? I’ve used mini DisplayPort adapter to HDMI cable then connected to ...
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Where can I buy a PCIe card to add USB 3.0+ ports to my Supermicro SYS-6018U-TR4+?

Where can I buy a PCIe card to add USB 3.0+ ports to my Supermicro SYS-6018U-TR4+? It must: physically fit into the server be compatible with Linux, at USB 3.0+ speeds And preferably: provide a mix ...
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USB3 transmitting video to USB-C

I have a setup where I am planning on using a USB-C switcher to send a signal to a dock that uses display cables to send video to two monitors. The USB-C switcher is intended to take a signal from my ...
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Bluetooth keyboard with Mac layout and internal battery charged via USB-C

I want a wireless keyboard to use when my MacBook Pro 2018 is on a laptop stand. Requirements: Same layout and size as MacBook Pro's keyboard (pic below). In particular, the fn key needs to be ...
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USB-C cord with tight contact

I have noticed that many USB charging cables get disconnected from the phone (or sometimes the charger) rather easily. I am looking for the opposite: a USB-C to USB-C, or USB-C to USB-A cable, that ...
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USB-C (version 3.1 gen 2?) Camera

I'm aiming to buy a USB Camera ("webcam"). I don't want to buy any USB gadgets that don't use USB-C. There are different types of USB-C, I think? I think I don't want to buy anything older than/...
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PoE to USB Type-C with both power and network?

I can find all the bits and bobs to cobble together something myself, but it would seem that an all in one unit would be a really handy, and obvious, product. Does anyone know of such a device on the ...
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USB-C male to 2 female inside

I want a USB-C male connector to use my Qi tag charger and also have one USB port free to use with the regular charger without unplugging the Qi tag. I can't find a good splitter for USB-C. I found ...
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Micro USB phone into USB-C integrated slot in a car

I have a USB-C female port in my car and my smartphone only has a micro USB connector. Is there any risk to plug my phone in with a micro USB/USB-C adapter? I know that USB-C can deliver up to 100 W ...
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Can a tablet with USB-C work with a USB-C dock?

I'm thinking about buying a tablet and I'm wondering if I can plug in a tablet with USB-C to a USB-C dock, so my monitor can project my tablet’s screen. Its like plugging in a laptop to a dock and ...
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How to Transfer Data from an eSata Laptop Port to a USB C External SSD

Unfortunately, the laptop I'm using only has USB 2.0 ports, which really slows down data transfer rates to this external hard drive: Samsung Portable SSD T7 USB 3.2 1TB Fortunately, the laptop does ...
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Which dual monitor hub that can switch between MacOS and Windows should I use

I'd like to be able to switch between a Windows and a MacOS laptop using the same 2 external monitors (for the sake of this conversation, we'll say they are fairly new Dell 27 inch monitors, let me ...
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USBc 2.0 vs USBc 3.x alternate mode

Hi all I have the following question: I want a tablet for presentations on external monitors. Does the tablet need USBc 2 or higher USBc 3.x to make an adapter cable work from the tablets USBc to an ...
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