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is it safe to insert a usb-c headset inside a usb-c charging input

I recently bought the MSI prestige 15 and I have trouble figuring out if is it safe to insert a usb-c headset inside a usb-c charging input. type c input As you can see in the picture above it ...
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Asus G531GL DisplayPort over USB-c not responding

I bought an Asus Rog G531GW-AL137T and two Dell U2415 external monitors. The laptop has an HDMI port that works fine, and a usb-c type port that should support DP as well (DP logo is actually right ...
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Is it safe to insert USB-C charger into a laptop that does not support charging via USB-C?

Say, there's a laptop with USB-C port, its specs don't mention support for USB Power Delivery, but some pages on the Internet say that a laptop may support USB charging even when it isn't specified. ...
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What will happen if I connect a USB 3.0 type C cable's one end to USB port and the other end to type C port of the same laptop?

As this may become a closed circuit, so will it make my motherboard dead? or nothing will happen. How os will act on this internally?
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Can I use a USB Type C Hub with a power adapter only. No computer?

I'd like to be able to use my 61w Apple USB Type C laptop charger to charge multiple devices when on the road. Is it possible to use a USB Type C hub directly with the charger, not with a computer ...
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USB 3.0 to USB-3.1 (type-c) to HDMI

I have USB-3.0 ports on my computer and I need to get an extra HDMI 2.0 port to connect another 4K screen. I have option to buy USB-3.0 to HDMI connector and it will cost me around $100. Or I can ...
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Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 USB-C Port

I'm Trying to Eliminate this Clunky proprietary charger for a Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P25W-C2300-4k . . . great Laptop but I hate the charger, it has a USB-C port for "DATA TRANSFER ONLY" is there ...
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Lenovo laptop T470 connected to a monitor (or projector) via USB 3 to VGA adapter that gets 2nd display stuck at 640x480 resolution?

I have a Lenovo laptop T470, on Windows 10, connected to a monitor (or projector) via USB 3 to VGA adapter that gets either of the 2nd displays stuck at 640x480 ('640 x 480', in case someone is search ...
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Is there a way to use USB 3.1 charger to charge 2.0-based devices?

I have a USB 3.1 charger supporting power delivery and quick charge technologies. Since it has a 3.1 socket, are there any adapters that would let me use that socket to plug in a regular micro-usb ...
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Powering External Raid disk via USB

I want to buy external RAID 2.5" drive. I am looking at Lacie Rugged RAID Pro: https://www.lacie.com/www-content/datasheets/pdfs/rugged-raid-proDS1975-2-1805US-en_GB.pdf They state, that it can only ...
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Plug USB 3.1 Gen 2 to non-USB-C motherboard

I've built a "gaming" computer, good perfs, but I did a small mistake : my case (Fractal design R6) have a USB-C port in front panel, but my motherboard (MSI Z370 Gaming Plus), don't have a USB 3.1 ...
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Which is the most efficient way of connecting dual monitors to a laptop (with HDMI and type C ports)?

My laptop is Asus Vivobook S150. It has a USB 3.1 type C port and a HDMI port. I want to have a dual monitor setup with it. I assume that I should connect one of the monitors to the HDMI port. Which ...
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Why is my USB 3.1 gen 2 adapter (USB C Female to USB A Male) causing bottlenecking?

I recently picked up an SSD and enclosure with a built in USB Cable. CrystalDiskMark shows a >500MB/s read speed and >400MB/s write speed with a direct USB C connection to a USB 3.1 gen 2 port, so all ...
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USB 3.1 not appearing in Device Manager on Z370M board

I've got the Gigabyte Z370M D3H Rev 1.0 Board with USB 3.1 Gen 1 support. I have a USB 3.1 Docking Station (Mediasonic ProRaid USB 3.1 10Gbps Docking station) connected to it with WD Purple Drive. I ...
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USB C Port: Can I connect 2 dongles of wireless devices?

I have a wireless keyboard and wireless headset both came with their USB-A dongles. I have a Type-C port on my laptop and Type-C to Female A converter through which I am currently using my headset ...
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HDDs on USB-3.1c

I am planning to buy a new PC that has a 12 TB hard drive for "random" data and files, no programs. Now I also want a similar HDD to backup my files from time to time. The extrenal disk is usually at ...
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Why my Lenovo X270's charger type c won't charge my phone?

I have a Jesy J9S phone, and a Lenovo X270, both with USB Type C connectors. When I plug in the Lenovo charger into my phone, it does not start charging, but the charger works in the laptop. Why is ...
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Connecting a USB type A drive with USB type C port on a computer

I have a hard drive with a USB 3.0 type A port that I want to connect to my computer's USB 3.1 type C port. Unfortunately when I connect it with a cable, the hard drive does not even power on. I have ...
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Connecting two HDMI screen to laptop via type C port using USB hub

Connecting two (USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter) to (Type C to 4 Port USB 3.0 HUB) and connecting the type c to my HP laptop windows 10 will works in order to connect two HDMI screen ? example of hardware: ...
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Are all cables that have a USB-C connector automatically USB 3.0 or 3.1 compliant?

I was talking to a guy in BestBuy regarding if the cable I was holding is 3.x compliant. He said yes, it has a USB-C connector (as well as a USB-A connector) so it is 3.x compliant. However, as I ...
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Does USB Type C DisplayPort support automatically imply HDMI support?

I recently bought a HP Envy 13 which has the following spec line for USB ports:- 2 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 1 (Data Transfer up to 5 Gb/s, DP1.2, HP Sleep and Charge); 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 HP Sleep and ...
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Why is my external SSD very fast in the Benchmark, but incredible slow copying to or from other disks?

So I formatted my 1TB-SSD (half half in NTFS and exFAT partitions) and put it into a USB-3.1 external case. Both Partitions have fast speeds in CrystalDiskmark Test. (523 M/s read, 428 m/s write) ...
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Surface power supply with a USB charging port flickering on mobile

According to this link https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-au/support/hardware-and-drivers/battery-and-power?os=windows-10&=undefined#USB10 I can connect my Moto to be charged via the USB port on ...
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How practical is it to invest in type-C port? [closed]

I am getting a new laptop for my moderate graphics and office needs. ASUS R558UQ is the choice for it's future-oriented type-C ports, but I am afraid, as those are not common these days and may take ...
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Why is Thunderbolt 3 on copper wire faster than USB 3.1?

As I understand it, Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 use the exact same USB-C connectors. I am aware that Thunderbolt 3 is approximately quadruple the speed of USB 3.1. I had assumed that it was because TB ...
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How can I use a USB 3.1 Type C (Thunderbolt 3) cable to share internet between two windows 10 devices

Before you say its not possible please update yourself on the specs of this protocol, specifically the section on 10Gb Ethernet connection between computers: https://thunderbolttechnology.net/blog/...
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Is there any difference between USB-C and USB 3.1

I have been hearing a bit about this new USB-C standard, but is it the same as USB 3.1?