USB Type-C 2.1 will offer Power Delivery of up to 240W
New USB-C specifications have been released and the most notable change is in the power delivery. As compared to USB-C 2.0, USB-C 2.1 can now deliver the power of up to 240W. In USB-C 2.0, it was 100W.
For delivering more power, manufacturers will need to tweak USB Type-C accessories. The interface will remain the same. So, you still get the same reversible port on your devices. The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) confirmed that devices supporting higher wattages in the second half of 2021.
In the specifications document, USB-IF also confirmed that manufacturers need to add a specific icon to the cable to clearly indicate that the cable supports up to 240W.
The 240W power will be enough to run larger monitors, workstations, gaming laptops, and other devices. So, we can expect bigger electronic devices to support USB Type-C charging.
USB-IF has wired with several manufacturers like AMD, Apple, Dell, Google, HP, Intel, Lenovo, LG, MediaTek, Oculus, Qualcomm, Samsung, and more on these new specifications. So, we can expect these companies to implement new USB C 2.1 in their devices soon.