Does an ordinary (mobile phone charger) usb type c cable is compatible to a type c port on a mech kb?


#1

Hi folks,

I’d like to post a discussion or questions regarding compatibility of an ordinary type c cable which are commonly used in mobile phones to a type c port mech keebs.

What are your thoughts on this?

Cheers!


#2

There’s not reason they shouldn’t unless the cable itself is flawed. Type C spec has the resistors for 2.0 compatibility in the cable so even if the board isn’t 3.0+ it will still be able to work over a C cable. I do recall some boards not being able to work with full C ports on some computers though, so ymmv.


#3

I’m not sure if we can interchange a type c kb cable to use in a mobile phone to charge or for data cable. I think it depends on the wire or the circuit that used on the cable?


#4

Even if the KB cables is 2.0 it’s still using the Type C 2.0 spec, so it should definitely work for charging and data should most likely work, although it will be slower than normal.


#5

All type C cables are compatible with all type C ports.

Data rate and charging speed varies from cable to cable, but this is irrelevant for keyboards because they require negligible data rate and power.


#6

Sorry, this just isn’t true. Some USB-C cables only carry power and no data, for example.


#7

I agree with @clee, i think it’s because of the intricacies of its specifications.

I agree also to @tusing about irrelevancy of this specs on kb cable. Based on this point, we can say that, we can use a type c cable to any kb with a type c port but a type c cable designed only for kb is not necessarily be used to charge or transfer data.