USB 3.0 gains 100w/power. Why not call it USB 4.0?
rtrembley 3 years ago
There's a plan to change the USB 3.0 specification to provide up to 100 watts of power to connected devices. I can see why the USB consortium would want to compete with Thunderbolt, Intel & Apple's new spec for connecting external devices to computers. But Thunderbolt only supplies 10W of power, and is only available on a handful of devices by Apple and possibly one or two peripheral manufacturers - that's hardly something to get worried about. Why would they call this USB 3 and not USB 4? Won't it be confusing if some USB 3 ports can power devices, and other USB 3 ports can't?
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