You must have often heard the word USB? a device that is often used in gadgets, in the form of cellphones or equipment for computers / laptops for data cable needs, or for chargers.
Launching from techspot.com, the first version of the Universal Serial 0Bus or USB was created in 1995. This new technology is experiencing success. Since the introduction of USB, the people who make electronic devices think about how it can be used in the future. Nowadays, USB connects computers or other devices such as laptops and MP3 players to peripheral devices.
Data cables and chargers have now become an important part that must be owned by smartphone users. Various types of USB (Universal Serial Bus) also appeared with two versions: the standard version 2.0 which is still often found, and the latest version 3.0 with data transfer speeds.
Along with the rise of smartphones on the market, it is supported by four types of USB as supporters, with all their functions.
Here are the four USBs that are most widely used by smartphone and computer/laptop users:
1. USB Type-A
USB Type-A is the most commonly used version of USB. This rectangular USB is used in various computer devices. The USB Type-A plug is found at one end of many types of USB cables.
2. USB Type – B
Type – B is often used on computer devices such as printers, and some smartphones. This type of USB can usually be found on external HDD devices or other portable data storage media.
3. USB Type-C
USB type C has 24 pins that can be used back and forth. So you don’t have to worry about connecting the wrong USB port when you have to plug it in. USB Type-C is used for mobile devices, such as Android and laptops. The ability to charge the battery and transfer data from one device to another can be done very quickly.
4. Micro USB
Micro USB has a wide and flat shape that is installed in various types of smartphones. Usually used to transfer data and charge smartphone batteries. In addition, smartphone accessories such as power banks are also still common to use Micro USB to charge them.
5. USB Lightning
The Lightning type has a symmetrical connector so it can be plugged into a port regardless of the bottom or top. Lightning can only be used for Apple products to charge or transfer data. The USB is specifically made for connecting Apple devices, such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod to a computer. ***