Understanding the Differences Between USB-C, Lightning, and Micro-USB Wall Chargers

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Cell phones, tablets, and other electronic devices have different charging ports. You must get the right charger if you want to recharge your devices. Now you might even get confused between the variety of Wall Chargers of different brands. There is a possibility that you might end up buying the wrong charger if you don’t pay attention to the detail. There are USB-C, Micro-USB, and lightning Wall Chargers; you must know their differences.

All three chargers have significant differences, but it would be best to know the difference better in detail.

Micro USBs are slower than USB-C.

Micro USB chargers are the oldest tech, and most of the new electronic devices come with USB-C charging ports because they charge fast. Wall Chargers are used to recharge devices and to transfer data from one device to another.

The charging speed of Micro USB Wall Chargers is 9W, and they can transfer data up to 480 Mbps. On the other hand, USB-C Wall Chargers charge your device at 100W, and they can transfer data up to 10 Gbps. Now you can imagine the data transfer speed and how fast USB-C chargers will charge your devices.

You will have to get the Wall Chargers compatible with your devices. If your cellphone has a small charging port, you must buy Micro-USB. Otherwise, USB-C would be compatible with your device.

Lightning chargers are for Apple devices only

The huge difference between USB-C, Micro-USB, and lightning Wall Chargers is that USB-C and Micro-USB won’t charge your Apple device. You must buy a lightning charger if you have an iPhone, iPad, or any other Apple device. No other charger will recharge your Apple devices.

Another important factor about lightning chargers is that their cables are available in different charging pin sizes. Yes, there is a possibility that your old lightning charging might not be a compatible option for your latest Apple device. Therefore, it is important that you check the charging pin of the lightning charger and then purchase it.

USB-C has a slightly bigger charging pin

Sometimes you don’t pay attention to the charging pin of the cable, but the difference is there, and if you buy a micro-USB charger, it won’t charge your device that requires a USB-C charger.

The difference between a USB-C charger and a lightning charge would be quite clear. You must be careful while buying a micro-USB charger so you don’t buy USB-C or vice versa. Plus, most USB-C wall chargers have a fast charging feature.

Micro-USB comes with an up-and-down orientation

Because it is a technical detail, you might not know the orientation difference between all three USB-C, Micro-USB, and lightning Wall Chargers. Micro-USB charger comes with an up-and-down orientation, whereas USB-C and lightning chargers don’t have this type of orientation. Whereas if the cable has two type-C connections, it has the reversible feature. You can reverse the cable. It won’t matter because it will surely charge your device at the same speed.

LDNIO offers great collection of wall chargers and you can order any quantity after discussing it with our team. They will help you order the best collection.


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