Soon, the 240W Power Delivery might be supported on USB-C, and it has truly become the major universal port, but it is not yet the best among all. to add, the thunderbolt 3 and 4, which happens to be just like the USB-C but is not an implementation of the USB-C features can vary between devices. Things might become confusing immediately a new USB-C specification arrives which is more than double the USB-C power delivery supported output from 100W to 240W.
240W Power Delivery Might be Supported on USB-C Soon
USB technology has really gotten far advanced when we’re talking about power output at 240W. it was initially created with the aim of data transfers, even the much older USBs became great with conduits for powering peripherals and even for phone charging. With the USB-C, the doors that were opened for powering even for some laptops and this addition to the spec allow it to offer powers to hungrier ones.
The USB implementers Forum or USB-IF industry group that oversees the development of USB standards has announced what it gave the name the Extended Power Range option. With this update, the USB-C can theoretically support power levels of up to 240 watts, which today is more than the 100W max that it possesses today. This is a critical update as there happens to be more devices and peripherals today that required more than 100W to work.
USB-C Power Upgrade
In this theory, this basically means that one USB-C cable can be used to Power up and connect some laptops created for gaming, printers, and even power monitors that are power demanding. It might even be used to eventually power appliances that do not go beyond that 240W level. Of course, the USB-C spec also covers that data speeds and updates coming would move the technology further in that aspect.
Implementations even using the USB-C Power Delivery (PD) at 100W or below have never been very inconsistent across cables and chargers even currently. The USB-IF would require the right labels on such products but, as history states, that doesn’t favor the consumers all the time.