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In search for a USB-C receptacle just to source power from my MacBook Pro's USB-C port for my PCB with no need for data transfer, I found this Molex 6-circuit USB-C receptacle which seems to offer just what I need and is also easier to solder by hand.

I understand the two VBUSs and GNDs are designed to accommodate the two USB orientations, but can I simply short them together (VBUS-VBUS; GND-GND) before powering my PCB? Or do I really need another IC to detect my orientation and manage which VBUS pin I should source current from?

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You can short those pins together, they are not required to detect orientation.

See this answer on a simmilar question.

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