It seems like every day a new type of USB connector is emerging. And as technology advances, it can be hard to keep up with what type of connector your device uses.
If you have a type C device and are wondering if you can charge it with a Micro-USB cable. But is this possible? Can you charge a type C with a micro USB?
The answer is Yes, however, you will require a special adapter. Micro-USB (Type-B Micro) and USB Type-C are not interchangeable and do not fit into each other’s ports on their own.
A micro USB to USB-C converter can be used for this. In this article, we will further discuss how can you charge a type C device with a Micro USB.
Charge a USB-C device with Micro-USB
Since both the cables are completely different from each other and do not fit into each other’s ports.
In this situation, you will need to use a micro USB to Type-C adapter which contains a male USB-C port for connecting to your device, and a female Micro-USB port for connecting to the power adapter or any other power source.
Now simply connect your mobile device to the USB-C port on the adaptor and connect your Micro-USB cable to your computer’s USB port or a wall charger.
The disadvantage of this is that your phone will charge more slowly. USB-C charging can handle up to 100 watts, which is more than enough to even charge a laptop.
Therefore, charging your smartphone with a Micro-USB charger through an adapter may take longer, but that is still better than not being able to charge your phone at all.
Are Type-C and Micro USB the same?
Type-C and Micro USB are not the same. They are two different types of connectors. Type-C is the latest type of USB connector while Micro USB is an older type of connector.
Type-C is not compatible with Micro USB and vice versa you will need some kind of connecter or adapter to connect the two.
Type C is the latest USB standard that was introduced in 2014. type C cables are also known as USB-C cables and they have a small, rectangular shape.
Micro-USB is an older type of USB connector that was introduced in 2007. Micro-USB cables have a smaller, trapezoidal shape.
The Type C connector is slowly becoming the new standard for charging and transferring data. Many newer devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets use type C connectors.
Type C is slowly replacing Micro-USB because it is faster, more durable, and has a smaller form factor.
One of the main advantages of type C is that it is reversible. This means that you can plug the cable in either way and it will fit. With Micro-USB, you have to be careful to plug it in the correct way.
Another advantage of type C is that it can transfer data much faster than Micro-USB. Type C can transfer data at up to 40 Gbps, while Micro-USB can only transfer data at up to 480 Mbps.
Finally, type C is more durable than Micro-USB. The Type C connector is made of stronger materials and is less likely to break.
I hope you found this article helpful. In theory, You can use a micro USB charger to charge a USB-C device.
But you will need a Micro USB (Female) to type-C (Male) adapter to connect the two and make this work.