Humble USB Cables Poised to Become Powerful
It has become a common practice to charge cell phones and other small devices by plugging them into a computer with a Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable. But in 2014, the USB cable will be able to provide power to bigger electronic devices, according to The Economist.
USB cables only supply up to 10 watts of direct current (DC) per the existing standard, but next year, a new USB Power Delivery (PD) standard will permit up to 100 watts.
Read more at Energy Manager Today.
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