What do symbols on USB ports mean?

A USB port with just the USB symbol labeled is typically a USB 2.0 port. If the USB port has “SS” (or “SuperSpeed”) on its label, it’s a USB 3.0 port. If it’s “SS 10”, it’s a USB 3.1 port. USB ports with the lightning symbol on the label indicate a port that’s “Always On”.

What does a USB symbol with a lightning bolt mean?

What does a Thunderbolt port look like? A Thunderbolt 3 port looks like a standard USB-C port on any laptop or desktop computer, but can be distinguished by a lightning bolt icon printed next to it. If the USB-C port doesn’t have the icon, it probably does not support the expanded capabilities of a Thunderbolt cable.

How do I identify my USB ports?

Determine the version of USB ports on your computer

  1. Open the Device Manager.
  2. In the “Device Manager” window, click the + (plus sign) next to Universal Serial Bus controllers. You will see a list of the USB ports installed on your computer. If your USB port name contains “Universal Host”, your port is version 1.1.

What is a USB port with a battery symbol?

The battery symbol on your Lenovo Laptop refers to an Always-on-USB port. It means that the port can be used for charging stuff even when the laptop is shut-down or is sleeping. This wouldn’t be possible when using the other USB ports on your laptop.

What is the symbol next to my USB-C port?

The ‘lightning bolt’ logo on that port means it provides USB power, usually only that. Used for charging phones and other devices. Depending on the make, model and type, you can still charge a device while the laptop is on sleep, or even power off.

What is a USB port with SS and lightning bolt?

That port is a USB charging port which supplies more juice than regular ones for your devices that are connected and will power them even if your laptop is turned off but connected to power. The 3.0 usb slots are either marked by blue and have 9 pins or have an SS next to them indicating “Super Speed”.

What is the symbol for a USB 3.0 port?

A USB symbol with two capital letter “S,” a 3, or lightning bolts in front of it is a symbol used to indicate a USB 3.0 port.

What is USB 3.0 connector with PowerShare?

What is Dell USB 3.0 with PowerShare? This article describes the PowerShare (Power Share) feature on Dell laptops, that allows the user to charge USB devices cellular phones, portable music players, etc. when the system is on battery power.

What is a USB port marked SS?

“SS” markings, which stand for SuperSpeed, to identify USB 3.0 ports, otherwise known as USB 3.1 gen 1. “10” markings, which stand for 10 Gbps, to identify USB 3.1 gen 2 ports with ultra-fast connectivity. A battery imprinted behind the appropriate USB logo to indicate the port supports USB Power Delivery.