7 Basic Facts to know about Custom USB C Cables

If you are planning on adding USB Type-C cable for your project, you must be aware of the risks and limitations associated with USB C cables. Most of the project managers may think that standard custom USB C cables can enhance their project’s efficiency, but that’s not the case.

If you are highly motivated to implement these high-speed cables for your project, you can try custom USB C cables by CLOOM Tech. We offer a wide range of custom cables for data and energy transmission for industrial and commercial projects.

black USB type c cable
black USB type c cable

Here are some essential factors that you must be aware of regarding the use of USB C cables.

1. The Charging Speed is Not Up to the Mark.

No doubt USB C is great, and the data transmission rates are pretty higher than other cables still. Neither commercial project teams nor industries accepted these USB C cables.

The low charging speed is one of the significant issues that frustrated the teams and consumers. The energy transmission is not up to the mark, though it is better than standard cables. Even if you use the same device for the same charger with the varying USB C cables, you will see that the charging speed is different every time. In most of the scenarios, replacing the original company-made USB C cable with any other standard cable will not offer fast charging. USB C ports are also responsible for this issue as if you keep changing the wires. The device starts reducing the charging speed.

Connecting USB type C cable to a laptop computer
Connecting USB type C cable to a laptop computer

If you are dealing with devices where you need bulk production of the USB C cables, you can go with custom USB C cable production. This way, you won’t have to face the performance limitations as of the stock market cables. The charging speed of the custom USB C cables by CLOOM Tech will surely match with the charging rate of the wires that you generally get in the box. In simple words, you can get rid of the slow charging speed issue with custom USB C cables.

2.Data Transfer issues

The prime purpose of replacing the older models was to enhance data transmission rates. If a consumer ends up choosing the USB C cable that not meant to support fast charging, he will get the same speed as 2.0 cables. Just imagine paying for the price of the USB C cable while getting the same data speed as of old generation cables.

USB type C and USB 3.0 format cables
USB type C and USB 3.0 format cables

Choosing the standard USB C cables may not only hinder the high-speed data transfer, but it will also damage the performance of the device. CLOOM Tech offers sophisticated USB C cables that provide the desired data transfer rates that you can desire. The data transfer rates are more related to the data transfer specification of the lines than the USB port. The usage of USB C cable is also limited as you cannot do a lot except the charging of the device and transferring the data. For example, USB C cables may not support HDMI. The lack of support for other devices limits the use of type-clines in different environments. If some device does not come with standard HDMI and Ethernet ports, it does not mean that USB C cable can replace these cables.

3.No Clarity About Supported Features

Every USB C cable manufacturer introduces the cables with the claim of support for every device, but it is not reality. There are no clear instructions or rules about the supported features of USB C cables. The product description sheets meant to describe these things about the wires, but most of the manufacturers tend to skip the supported attributes and devices.

Cable USB type-C
Cable USB type-C

In a general scenario, you won’t be able to tell whether a sure cable is going to offer fast charging or not. Most of the USB C cables come with no or very few product details. So, you will get a hit and trial method. If you want to be sure about the support for your desired devices, you can go with custom USB C cables. Our product may not solve all the problems associated with the USB C cables, but still, custom cables are way better than standard ones.

Some cables come with an “SS” mark on them as it indicates the super speed data transfer, but it says nothing about fast charging.

4. Poor Quality Cables Can Damage Appliances.

In general, USB C cables come with expensive devices. Even in the case of smartphones, all the new and costly models support the use of USB C cables for data and energy transmission. Using the wrong type of line for these devices can damage the device. For example, if you have plugged the standard USB cable in the type-C port, the overflow of the current may damage the device or the dock.

The use of older cables in the type-c port can make your device vulnerable to human error. Attaching the wrong line to the USB port is too familiar, but in case of USB C cables, this mistake can cost you a lot. There are some cases where smartphone giants like Apple have allowed the use of certified 3rd party products with their devices. Still, that’s not the best thing to do.

5. Port Shortage

Most of the brands and manufacturers replaced regular USB ports with USB C ports. The purpose of this design approach was to make the designs more compact. By replacing different ports with a single port, the manufacturers introduced slim devices.

Although it feels great to have a single port for all operations like charging, data transmission, and media, there are some limitations too. In case you are using that port for data transmission, you may not be able to charge your device. So, the use of USB C port limits the usability of different functions of the device. It is a fact that the USB C port may not replace the traditional connectors so easily. You can consider including USB C ports in your products, but replacing the conventional ports with USB C port may not be a good idea.

USB-c cable connector and phone part input Type-C
USB-c cable connector and phone part input Type-C

6. Full Adoption is Not Easy.

Theoretically, USB C cables are the best, but practically, these cables could not impress the targeted audience. The number of devices with USB C cable support is way less than the devices with the traditional cable support. So, for the universal adoption of the USB C cables, a long time is required. Newer devices are incorporating the USB C cables and ports, but the users find it hard to carry different lines for different devices. The wide acceptability of the USB C cables will need some time and support from other manufacturers.

Apart from the consumers, product manufacturers are not ready to adopt this new tech. Even in 2020, many new smartphones and gadgets come with traditional port support. The trend of conventional cables is going to stay here for some time.

7.Compatibility Issue

Most of the new devices still don’t support the USB C cables. The wide adaptability of the USB C cables requires more and more devices with type-c support. There are a lot of other factors that define the compatibility of the device with lines like charging speed, alternate modes, and legacy standard. With custom USB C cable manufacturing, you can have the wires specifically made for your custom applications. The range of power options is also a limitation and compatibility issues. Without original and company-made USB C cable, you may not be able to acquire the charging speed that you expect from high-speed USB C cables.

Cable and device connectors USB type-c
Cable and device connectors USB type-c


USB C cables need distinctive design and manufacturing details that are only possible with custom services. If you want to scale your business with a newer device that supports USB C cables, we can help you to get rid of all given problems. CLOOM Tech manufactures high speed fast charging cables that can meet your data and current requirements.


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