The European Commission has made a number of recommendations, including a charger for all devices and the removal of chargers from the packaging of phones and other devices.

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“Is the old charger being pulled around your drawer?” We give advice Ordinary charger For mobile phones and other similar electronic devices. A charger will be more convenient for people and reduce electronic waste“, The European Commission has announced at the end of its decision.

Today (September 2) we have taken an important step against user dissatisfaction due to electronic waste and various incompatible electronic device chargers.“, Read the official documents of the European Commission adopted on the same day about the charging of electronic devices and mobile phones.

According to a European Commission study, manufacturers have voluntarily reduced the number of smartphones, gadgets and similar device chargers to three versions in the last 10 years, but such an approach has not solved the problem.

With the new document, the EC seeks to legally and in other ways exclusively pave the way for one-of-a-kind chargers for all types of devices.

The European Commission is officially proposing that every phone has one USB Type-C charger And supports a certain wireless charging standard. “USB-C will become the ideal port for all smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and handheld video game consoles. In addition, the Commission proposes to separate the sale of chargers from the sale of electronic devices. This will improve consumer satisfaction and reduce the environmental footprint related to charger manufacturing and disposal, thus supporting green and digital transformation.“.

After receiving this recommendation, it is sent to the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, after which it will be mandatory for all manufacturers of telephones and the mentioned devices. Once the decision is formal, the producers will have up to 24 months to be finally ready.

The most important recommendations of the European Commission are:

  • One and the same charger for all mobile and similar electronic devices, USB Type-C
  • Introduction to fast charging across all devices (Unified)
  • Take the charger out of the box of all phones and similar devices.

Only Apple does not agree

The situation is that almost all Android manufacturers of phones, tablets, watches, headphones (wired or wireless) and other devices are already ready, but the decision is only against Apple.

Apple said at the time of the European Commission’s first announcement that it was concerned about forcing all companies to use it. Same charging input, Because it stifles innovation, not encourages it.

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