- Nov 13, 2016
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- Hill Country, TX
No, it’s a C connector. Period. It’s USB regardless of connector type. What you use on the other end of the cable depends on what the device you’re using happens to need.Okay, so I didn't use the word usb, it's still a c connection with a c connection at the other end.
It’s literally EXACTLY the same as you would do with the older USB A ports in a car, except instead of USB A ports they’re providing USB C ports. It’s a good thing.
If you’re wanting to plug in an iPhone, you use a cable that has a USB C connector on one end (that’s what plugs into the car) and a Lightning connector on the other end (that’s what plugs into the iPhone). If you have an iPhone 11 or newer, it came with such a cable already, or you can get a new one at Best Buy, Amazon, etc. If you get one of the new MagSafe chargers from Apple, it has a USB C connector, so you’re good to go right into the car.
If you’re wanting to plug in a modern Android phone, you use a cable that has a USB C connector on one end (the car) and a USB C connector on the other end (the phone). Same applies for Theia if you wanted to use one of those ports for it. Same goes for some newer Bluetooth earbuds, portable battery packs, and other devices that have USB C ports for charging. Get a new cable or two for that if you don’t already have them.
If you’re wanting to plug in an older Android phone or older (and many current) Bluetooth earbuds and whatever other devices that have a USB Micro port, get a cable that has a USB C connector on one end (the car) and a USB Micro connector on the other end (the device).