Connects a USB-B Printer, Scanner or External Hard Drive to Your Laptop's USB-C Port This six-foot USB-C to USB-B cable allows you to use your printer, scanner, hard drive, docking station or other existing USB-B peripheral with your computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, MacBook, Ultrabook or Chromebook. It connects between your USB-B device and the USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port on your mobile device. Transfers Data and Charges Devices at Fast USB 3.1 Gen 1 Speeds The USB Type-C to USB Type-B cable supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The Power Delivery cable also provides power output up to 3 amps (60 watts), which is more than sufficient for charging, syncing and powering compatible devices. The cable is backward compatible with previous USB generations, allowing you to use it with older equipment. Reversible USB-C Connector Attaches in Either Direction Unlike traditional USB cables that connect in only one direction, the reversible USB-C male connector plugs into a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port in either direction for a fumble-free connection every time.