What are the types of data cable interfaces?

We often encounter that the data cable does not match the mobile phone. The newly purchased data cable can not charge the current mobile phone, and other people can not use its own data cable. Why on earth? In fact, the main reason is that the USB interface is different. If we know which USB interface our mobile phone adapts to, we won't face this problem. What are the types of USB interface?

At present, the most common are Android USB micro, Android usb-type-c and apple lightning interface.


  1. Micro USB is mainly divided into type A, type B and usb3.0b. Among them, micro USB A is the most widely used and is commonly known as "Android cable".
  1. Type-C interface, a new standard interface popular in recent years, is not only faster in natural charging transmission, but also more and more powerful in all aspects of performance. In the future, more and more devices will also use this interface. So that every time apple comes out with a new machine, people suspect that it needs to change the type-C interface. It's extremely interesting. At present, the common electronic devices supporting type C interface include: Nokia N1 tablet computer, LETV mobile phone, apple MacBook, etc. The most obvious feature of USB type-C is that it supports front and back blind insertion. With this feature, you don't have to worry about the wrong direction of U disk.


  1. Lightning is an English word, which means lightning like and fast in Chinese. Therefore, lightning interface, also known as lightning interface, is the exclusive connector specification made by apple. It first appeared at the 2012 iPhone 5 launch, that is, since the iPhone 5, all previous generations of new iPhones and iPads have been equipped with this lightning data interface.


Its connector pin is 8pin. As a new lightning interface to replace the long used 30pin connector, its size is significantly reduced. And there is also a change, that is, both positive and negative can be used. In other words, the lightning data interface has been used as early as Apple's iPhone 5, supporting forward and backward plug-in, similar to the usb-c interface familiar to Android users. However, the USB type-C interface that supports plug-in and plug-in on Android phones only appeared in 2014 and became popular in 2015。