Adapters Make USB C Transition (Mostly) Painless 2


If you’ve bought any sort of non-Apple smartphone or electronic device, you probably have a few (or a few hundred) Micro USB cables laying around. If you’re shopping for a new phone or other electronic device, you’ll notice that many use a new port – called USB Type-C – that is shaped differently than the old ports. But don’t run out and replace all your cables yet – USB C adapters will let you keep using your current cables and with these newer devices!

USB Type-C Adapters

To charge your USB Type-C phones with Micro USB charging cables, grab a few of these nifty Micro USB-to-Type-C adapters:

If you’re looking for a way to connect a full-size USB-A cable or plug into a USB-C port, this adapter is what you need:

If you purchases a Nexus 5X, or want to use a double-ended USB-C cable in a USB-A (full-size) charger, this adapter will let you do just that:

If, instead, you need to connect a USB-C cable to a Micro-USB device or charger, this is the adapter you need:

While these aren’t the only adapters that exist, these cover the most common needs of someone transitioning to USB-C devices. If there’s something I’ve missed or you’re looking for something different, leave a comment below and I’ll update this post!


About Colin Dorman

Colin is a freelance horn player and teacher, as well as a fan of tech of all sorts, aviation, and increasingly complex flight simulators. He also enjoys beer, bourbon and fitness - but not at the same time. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, as well as right here at ColinDorman.com!