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Maplin USB3 to USB Type C Adapter

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Product overview

• Convert your USB-C port into a USB3 connector with this adapter
• Plug directly into the USB-C port on your device or charger and connect your USB3 device directly into the adapter
• Charge your device and sync your data at USB3 speeds using this adapter

What is USB?
Commonly found on desktop computers and laptops, USB (Universal Serial Bus) connections are one of the most versatile types of connection available. USB is primarily used for transferring data between devices, but it also has the ability to transfer power between compatible devices.

Four versions of USB currently exist, with different maximum transfer speeds: USB 3.1 (up to 10GB/s), USB 3.0 (5GB/s), USB 2.0 (480MB/s) and USB 1.1 (12MB/s). In most cases, cables are compatible across all versions – but maximum transfer speed may still be limited. For example, a USB 2.0 cable in a USB 3.0 port would only provide a maximum transfer rate of 480MB/s, not 5GB/s. To achieve optimum transfer speeds here, a USB 3.0 cable should be used.

Why use this USB 3.1 C(M) to A(F) adapter?
This adapter will allow you to convert a USB 3.0 USB-A connection directly into a USB-C connection. This means that you can convert a standard USB-A plug into a USB-C plug and connect it directly into a new USB-C socket on a laptop, desktop, Mac or power supply. This enables you to keep using your existing cables between two generations of technology (USB-A and USB-C) on your devices.

Why choose Maplin cables?
The Maplin range of cables features premium construction and specifications, with market-leading cable technology. Maplin cables are constructed from hard-wearing materials with colour-coded, compact connectors available for almost any use.


Input USB-C
Output USB3
Dimensions 37.5 mm x 20 mm x 11 mm
Weight 8 g
Colour Black
Storage temperature -10 oC to 55 oC
Storage humidity 5 % to 95 %
Working temperature 0 oC to 40 oC
Working humidity 10 % to 90 %

Could you use this to plug a USB into a new model phone? (Sony, Samsung?)

Asked by: Jade
If the phone in question has a USB C port, this would be suitable.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-10-16

Can I use this adapter to charge my older generation laptop (Dell Latitude E5570) with the new Dell WD15 USB-C dock?

Asked by: MRS IT
The adaptor will pass power though it. However if it will be compatible for your intended use, I can't say for certain.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2017-09-06
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