11-08-2018 01:17 AM
I just ordered the Lenovo Ideapad 320S here in Sweden. According to the specs it has 1xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0, 1xType-C USB 3.0, making it 2 x "normal" USB ports and 1 x Type-C USB port. I read in other posts that it isn't possible to connect a monitor via the Type-C USB port, but that's not a problem for me. However, since I will be using three "normal" USB devices (keyboard, mouse and a foot pedal), is it possible to use a Type-C USB to USB 3.0 adapter and then use a "normal" USB device, thus using 3 USB devices at the same time?
For example this adapter: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Type-C-Gen1-Female-Adapter/dp/B01GGKYYT0
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11-08-2018 07:39 AM
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Upon checking our Ideapad 320s, it is indeed comes with a USB Type C 3.1, intended for data transfer only. We don't see any problems with using an adapter in order for you connect your peripherals(keyboard, mouse and a foot pedal). This should work.
11-24-2018 08:21 AM
Yep, it works fine. I have 3 USB devices connected to the laptop now, 2 using the normal USB ports and the third using a USB TYPE-C to USB 3.0 female adapter.
Though I discovered that the laptop doesn't wake up from sleep mode. Nothing happens and I have to force a shutdown by holding down the power button for 5-10 seconds, but I guess that's another problem...
02-17-2019 09:33 PM
but what device could this actually connect to? All the cables have the large USB connector at the other end, so you cannot use it to connect to a phone, for example. To transfer data from my type-c phone, I use the cable with the large USB connector inserted into the regular USB. I cannot see any possible use for this port!