USB Power Delivery is a charging technology. It uses USB-C cables and connectors to deliver higher levels of power to your devices. This has two benefits: one, faster charging, and two, more power for larger devices.
* Increased power levels from existing USB standards up to 100W.
* Power direction is no longer fixed. This enables the product with the power (Host or Peripheral) to provide the power.
* Optimize power management across multiple peripherals by allowing each device to take only the power it requires, and to get more power when required for a given application.
* Intelligent and flexible system level management of power via optional hub communication with the PC.
* Allows low power cases such as headsets to negotiate for only the power they require.
In order for USB-PD to work to its full potential, both the device and the charger need to have embedded USB-PD controller chips, and share the correct settings for voltage and amperage.