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EU to force manufacturers in adapting USB-C (USB Type-C )chargers in their smartphones

17th January 2020
"Europe Union are in process of holding a vote to enforce a standardized USB-C charger for all smartphones and and other similar, small electronic devices sold within the region."

Europe Union is in process of holding a vote to enforce a standardized USB-C charger for all smartphones and other similar, small electronic devices sold within the region. Even though USB-C charger is slowly becoming the standard of charging and data transfer, the EU wants manufacturers to adopt the same standard across the industry.

The introduction of USB Type-C has energized standardization talks as it incorporates many of the advantages (reversibility of connection, data transmission rates, and charging speeds) used to justify the existence of proprietary charging connectors.

A similar initiative first introduced in 2014, allowed the continued sale of phones with proprietary connectors as long as they used a standard USB port to connect to a charging adapter due to difference in compliance and due to that voluntary compliance, the initiative had proven ineffective. Many are in favor of the new regulation and although the final bill is yet to be approved, the initial report suggests the EU is considering mandatory compliance this time around.

Even though the majority of the manufacturers have already started using USB-C, many of the phones still come with micro-USB and proprietary connectors. Apple is objecting this push for standardization law, as it still uses its proprietary Lightning connector on the iPhone and is expected to come out with phones sporting USB-C in 2021.

 

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Also Read: European Parliament votes in favor of a common charger

 

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