Since USB-C is compatible with a wide variety of devices, it is a popular cable that could eventually replace most charging and data transfer cables. It̵
Today, almost everything from newer laptops, phones, tablets, headphones, and more, all uses USB-C versus the larger USB connector or slower options like micro USB. However, larger items, such as a laptop, still require power bricks or barrel jacks to safely charge devices. All this will soon be a thing of the past.
According to reports at CNET, the update from version 2.1 to the USB-C standard can more than double the power of a single cable to 240W. The change allows you to easily charge or power the largest computer monitors or high-performance gaming laptops.
A group known as the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) is essentially upgrading the “USB-PD” specification we know from fast chargers or power packs. Later this year you can expect an all-new USB-C EPR, which stands for “Extended Power Range”, with a power output of 240 W.
Keep in mind that while current USB-C cables max out around 20V, newer EPR cables support up to 48V. This means that you will likely need new cables and devices to take advantage of these speeds.