The latest move will make it easy for consumers to pick the right cables or charger to purchase. All new cables will be certified cables will be easy for consumers to find if they support 60W or the new 240W charging standard.
The move is in line with the USB Power Delivery (USB PD) 3.1 Specification that was released earlier this year. The USB Implementers Forum has released seven new logos for charging and data specifications.According to Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF President and COO, “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.”
“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.”
The forum has also updated the USB4 logos, to unify branding across the Certified USB Logo Program. The recent changes will make it easy to identify if a cable supports either a 20Gbps or 40Gbps data transfer speed.
Consumers are also encouraged by the forum to buy certified USB products carrying new logos from authorized vendors. With the new logos, it will become a lot to pick the right cable for your needs.