Universal charger, the EU requires USB-C from autumn 2024

Universal charger, the EU requires USB-C from autumn 2024

Universal charger

After years of waiting, protests and battles, the European Union finally made it: the single universal charger, with a single format, will be a reality. Announced with a press release on the official website of the European Parliament, in Brussels it was decided that USB Type-C will be the standard for charging portable electronic devices, such as smartphones, tablets and cameras.

Photos of ready made by Pexels The law on the universal charger will come into force starting from the autumn of 2024 and will ask all manufacturers to follow some new rules for the sale of their devices. "Under these new rules, consumers will no longer need different cables or different chargers every time they buy a new device," reads the website of the European Parliament. In practice, the new rules will force manufacturers to adapt to a standard, that of USB Type-C, to allow all European citizens to be able to charge their portable device without having to buy new cables or chargers. The new standard will also apply to other portable devices, such as game consoles, e-readers, wireless headphones, portable speakers, headsets and much more. Laptop manufacturers will be able to adapt to the legislation 40 months after the entry into force for portable devices.| ); }
The methods of purchasing phones, tablets and other portable devices are also changing. As reported by the European Parliament, all manufacturers will be able to offer a choice to the customer. It will be possible, in fact, to buy a new device with a charger inside it or not. A solution that will certainly benefit the environment, effectively reducing the disturbing impact of cables and chargers.

Universal charger in the EU from 2024

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