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Questions tagged [usb-c]

USB-C is a symmetrical USB connector system. Use this tag for questions specific to USB-C; for all others, use the generic USB tag.

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How To Connect Two Monitors To Lenovo 320 ideapad

I want to connect two monitors to my lenovo ideapad 320 laptop. It has one HDMI port, 2 USB 2.0 and one USB-C port. Is there any way where I can connect two monitors to it along with keyboard and ...
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Why there are no Windows laptops with multiple USB-C? [closed]

I bought my Dell XPS 15 in 2015 and it has one USB-C. I was hoping to upgrade my laptop to a RTX 2060, 2070 or 2080 laptop in 2019 but I'm also interested in having 4 USB-C and no USB-A at all (they ...
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Connect one monitor(mouse and keyboard connected to it) to 2 pc

Can I use one monitor (keyboard and mouse connected to it) with MacBook Pro (connected by USB-C) and PC (connected by HDMI/DP + USB A-B) just switching source on monitor? Will keyboard and mouse work ...
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Shared USB-C dual monitor dock between MBP and a PC without Thunderbolt? [closed]

I'm having a hard time understanding the magic between DisplayPort, USB-C, and Thunderbolt. I'm trying to learn if it's supported by the protocols to have 2 monitors over USB-C both with and without ...
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Does Dell Latitude 7390 13'' support Thunderbolt?

I have a Dell Latitude 7390 at work. According to this compatibility list, the device should be supported, but checking the manufacturer's site it seems to be an option. Checking the USB-C port, it ...
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27 inch Monitor with USB Type C connector, benefits?

Might be dumb question, but here it goes: If i have a PC without any USB Type C (Only USB 2.0 and USB 3.0) , but i want to get a monitor that does have USB Type C, does it mean i could use the USB ...
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Why can't I find a USB-C hub with multiple USB-C ports?

My computer only has one USB-C port and I want to connect multiple USB-C devices to it. I have trawled through amazon but am amazed that I cannot find a single one. There are many hubs that have USB ...
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USB-C monitor working with laptop and desktop?

At work I got a laptop, its nice. I simply plug in a USB-C cable and i got monitor, power, keyboard and mouse. At home. I got a desktop computer. Is it possible to create a setup where my keyboard, ...
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Will USB devices slow down when using DP alternate mode?

Just thinking, when I connect 4k@60Hz LCD to a laptop via USB-C and chain other devices via monitor's USB hub, should I expect slow down of throughput-hungry devices? I mean, with that resolution it's ...
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Dell Inspiron i5565 Laptop without USB-C port can I use a USB-C dock with an adapter?

This laptop does not have a USB-C port, but If I use a a USB-3 to USB-C adapter such as this one https://www.nonda.co/products/usb-c-to-usb-3-0-mini-adapter Should I be able to connect to a USB-C type ...
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Does a USB-C graphic adapter need as much CPU power as a USB 3.0 adapter does?

I have an i-tec USB 3.0 4K Ultra HD Display Adapter - Display Port from which uses a display-link driver. However, this setup uses a huge amount of processor power as it emulates a graphic card. I ...
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Can I connect a monitor with EVERY USB-C port?

I owned a Microsoft Surface Go which have an USB-Type-C USB port. Since now I used USB-ports just for periphals and also have a USB-graphic Adapter for an older Notebook. There exist some cables USB-...
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USB-C to 4K HDMI Requires DisplayPort over USB-C with Alternative mode

I have a Vizio E55u 4K video monitor which I use as a desktop monitor for my PC at 1020p resolution. This monitor has 4 HDMI, 1 Composite, 2 USB, and 1 Ethernet port. I have a Lenovo YOGA 900 ...
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Dongle or hub to pass through power from screen [closed]

I have an LG 4k USB-C screen that I connect to my 2018 MacBook pro and it simultaneously powers the laptop while getting a 4k signal from the laptop at 60hz. I would like to add a dongle or hub to my ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2018 External Display Issue

I have a 29" LG Ultra Wide monitor, which was working perfectly with my 13" MBP 2015 (connected directly via HDMI - HDMI). I have bought a 2018 MBP 15" that only has USB-C ports and I'm having issues ...
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Laptop as external monitor for desktop via DP/USB-C?

So with Windows 10's "Project to This PC" Miracast stuff, I can use my laptop as a third monitor for my desktop. However, this is laggy, not the highest quality, and requires an active connection. If ...
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Using a Dell TB16 on a computer without USB-C

I own a dell TB16 dock. This dock is attached to my laptop via usb-c. Now, I would occasionally like to attach an older laptop (older as in: from 2015, right before USB-C was by default integrated in ...
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USB-C charge only?

I have a USB-A <-> USB-C cable that appears to be charge only, that is I can't get it a PC to recognize the Android device. So either: USB-C cables do come charge only The cable is defective. ...
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Is the number of monitors limited by the computer or the docking station?

I am looking at purchasing a Dell laptop which can connect to a docking station via DisplayPort over USB-C. I would like to be able to connect to two 4k displays, but the only "compatible" docking ...
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Are there issues with stacking USB hubs?

Would attaching a 4 port USB-3 hub to a port on a USB-C to USB-3 hub cause problems?
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Can you use USB-C in parallel to provide more power?

I am currently looking at eGPUs for my laptop (HP Spectre x360 15"). Because the standard power brick is rated for 150W, the USB-C standard would only provide 2/3 of the required power, so even an ...
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USB-C to Micro-USB charging adapter - will it be slower? [closed]

I have a device now that has a USB-C connection but all my old cables are micro-usb, so I picked up a small adapter. Should I expect to loose much in the way of time to recharge?
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Is it possible to connect an USB-A PC to an USB-C hub over an adapter?

A bunch of details: the USB hub is built in a display Lenovo ThinkVision P27h everything works as expected when a laptop is connected to the display over USB-C 3.1 port on both sides: power delivery ...
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Can a USB-C port be used for video (maybe audio too), data and power transfer simultaneously?

Because of my work, I'm planning to buy a 4K monitor, and since I hate cables I would like to connect it to my laptop (ASUS Zenbook UX501VW) with the smallest number of cables possible. As far as I ...
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USB-C (without Thunderbolt) ---> HDMI/DisplayPort - Second external monitor

I'm planning to buy second monitor, but the only option for me to connect it to my laptop is via USB-C, but I don't have a thunderbolt support. Is it still worth? I mean, I'm not planning gaming(I don'...
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Can you run Windows off an external SSD via USB-C?

I have a 2017 Touchbar Macbook Pro, so has 4 USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports. Rather than running bootcamp and splitting my inbuilt SSD drive into a MacOS partition and a Windows partition, I am ...
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Do all USB-C ports support DisplayPort?

I have a HP ProBook 430 G4 laptop computer. It has USB-C, HDMI and VGA connectors. I would like to connect two monitors, but I just don't like the picture quality of VGA. So I would like to connect ...
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Dell Type C Dock WD15 has Blinking Monitor

Dell has a knowledge base article addressing this blinking monitor problem. It is about updating drivers and flashing the firmware of the dock. I have two problems with the instructions in that ...
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Best way to connect Dell Precision 5520 laptop to Dell UltraSharp U2717D Monitor

My Dell 5520 laptop has multiple display connection possibilities. HDMI Thunderbolt 3 / USB C USB 3.0 My Dell U2717D has: HDMI (MHL) DisplayPort Mini DisplayPort I also have a Kensington SD3500v ...
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Drive two monitors from 1 USB-C/Thunderbolt (Lenovo/ViewSonic)

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon 5th Gen. It has 2x USC-C/Thunderbolt ports, plus USB-B and HDMI. It supports MST. I have also 2x ViewSonic VP2468s. The displays have DisplayPort (In); miniDisplayPort (...
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Why doesn't this USB-C PCI card work?

I'm trying to install a USB-C device with little success. Output device requires: ≤ 8 W 4.75-5.25V, 1.5A The card is supposed to conform to USB-C spec. The device powers on, but continually ...
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dell xps 13 9360 ubuntu external monitor stopped working usb c

since a firmware update my external screen stopped being recognized. any way to debug this? more info: I have only one hdmi-usb c adapter so can't experiment with a different one (but this one has ...
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How can I tell if a USB-C portable monitor is usable with a particular laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire R15 (Did not get it from Amazon, but here's the product link) and I want to purchase an external, portable monitor because as a Senior in Computer Science and professional ...
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How do I determine if my laptop can charge through USB-C?

I have a Dell Precision 7510 with a USB-C port. If I don't have a cable to test it with, is there a way to determine if my computer can charge through this port? If I do have a USB-C cable that I ...
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Is there a technical reason no 10GbE USB 3.1 Gen 2 adapters exist yet?

For example, it is practically impossible to create FireWire adapters over USB because FireWire needs DMA which USB doesn't provide. Is there a similar blocking technical reason as to why no 10 ...
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Laptop Freezes until I either insert or remove charger

I have an odd bug and I'm not sure what might be causing it. I have a 15.6" Xiaomi Notebook Pro with a USB-C charger. Every so often, my laptop screen freezes. Music still plays in the background and ...
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How to control the #. Amps a USB Type-C port delivers?

I have an Asus X556UA running Windows 10, and on it is a sticker saying it has a 4.2 Amp USB-C port. I've just bought an Anker USB-C to USB-C cable and am trying to charge my OnePlus 2 with it, but it'...
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Attempting to understand the capabilities of USB 3.1 versus USB Type-C

I searched for these questions but mostly I only find long articles about USB 3.1 and USB Type-C. After spending long time reading them, I remain with my questions unanswered. There’s no direct answer ...
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How do I determine which USB device is my USB C port?

I have a Dell Precision 7510 with Windows 10. It has four USB A ports and a USB C port. In Device Manager, how do I determine which one of these Universal Serial Bus controllers is the USB C port?
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single USB-C to drive 2 HDMI monitors in Extended desktop mode

I have a new HP Spectre x360 laptop (15-bl152nr) with the latest 8th gen I7 processor and the following ports... 1 Thunderbolt™ 3 (Data Transfer up to 40 Gb/s, Power Delivery, DP1.2, HP Sleep and ...
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Questions about USB types and version numbers with Thunderbolt taken into account

My background: I just bought a new MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 ports built in, and I have an old 12inch MacBook with a USB-C port. I was trying to use target disk mode with migration assistant to ...
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Monitor connected to USB-C dock continuously wakes up for 1 second when it should be off

The monitor and everything else works perfectly, except for this problem. When the display is turned off automatically after 10 minutes, it will continuously wake up with no display signal and go back ...
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External battery 4.8 times internal battery capacity only changes Mackbook Pro once

I have a 2016 13 in Macbook pro. I did some research and the design capacity of the battery is 5550 mAh. I purchased a 26800 mAh RAVPower external USB-C power bank to charge my laptop. I specifically ...
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Daisy Chain two Dell monitors using USB-C to Displayport - MacBook Pro 2017

Is it possible to Daisy Chain two Dell u2715h monitors connected to a MacBook Pro 2017? So the setup would be USB-C to DP cable from the MacBook to first monitor and then the first monitor connected ...
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Can I connect USB-C display's USB hub to a PC via USB 3.0 to female USB-C adapter?

As I need to buy a new display anyway, I wanted to make my life easier with an USB-C one cable connection to my laptop (Razer Blade Stealth, it shouldn't matter for the question though). Let say I ...
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Charging a USB-C Samsung Phone with my MacBookPro over USB-C

I just ran out of battery on my Samsung smartphone and wanted to charge it by connecting my MacBookPro to the USB-C smartphone. As a result my MacBook got charged and the smartphone worked as a ...
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3 monitors with asus zenbook ux410uq

I have Asus Zenbook ux410uq, and i would want to work with 3 external monitors, but i have only one HDMI port, and one usb c-type. I am wondering, can i plug one monitor with usb c-type to hdmi ...
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Can a USB 3.1 type c dock work on a USB 3.1 type A?

I have a laptop that has two USB 3.1 type A ports and I want to use a dock on it to expand its IO's to use more than one external display on it. The problem is that every affordable dock that ...
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Macbook Pro (2017) USB-C to 2 x Thunderbolt Displays - Adaptor Options

I have a new Macbook pro (13" 2017) arriving soon. Currently I have 2 Apple 27" Thunderbolt displays which I would like to continue using (I cannot switch them out as they are company equipment). I ...
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Can a QuickCharge 3.0 or Type A USB charger charge my Nexus 5X just as fast as a 5V/3A charger? [closed]

I've got a Nexus 5X phone which does not support QuickCharge, but it does support 'fast charging' through a 5V/3A USB Type C charger. Normally I charge it with a Type C 5V/3A charger, and a USB Type ...