The European Union Proposed to Introduce a Single Standard for Charging Smartphones
OREANDA-NEWS. The European Commission proposes to introduce in the European Union a single standard for charging mobile phones and tablets of the USB-C format, as well as to separate the sale of chargers and the devices themselves, the EC said.
"The Commission is proposing regulation to create a common charging solution for all relevant devices ... the charging port and fast charging technology will be unified: USB-C will become the standard port for all smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and handheld game consoles." - says the release.
The European Commission proposes to introduce a single standard for charging phones in the EU - USB Type-C format, all devices supplied to the European Union will have to have the same port.
On average, every phone buyer in the EU has about 3 chargers, 2 of which he uses regularly. About 40% faced the problem that they could not charge the mobile, because all the available chargers were not suitable for it.
Thus, the point is that all relevant devices are supplied to the EU market with the same port.
In addition, the EC proposes to "separate the sale of chargers from the sale of the devices themselves," that is, so that you can buy a new device without a new charger, the release notes.
This proposal must be approved by the EU Council and the European Parliament, which, among other things, will be able to amend it. If agreed, the EU countries will have two years to implement the new rules on their territory.
The situation is not only inconvenient, but also costly for consumers, who spend about 2.4 billion euros a year on autonomous chargers that do not come with electronic devices. In addition, charging is several tons of garbage annually, according to the EC.