The European Union (EU) Commission has proposed legislation that will make it mandatory to use a common charging port in electronic devices such as smartphones , tablets and headphones sold in the union countries .
The EU Commission has prepared a legislative proposal to standardize the different charging inputs of various electronic devices such as USB-C, Micro USB and Lightning. Accordingly, all phones, tablets and headphones sold in EU countries will need to have a common charging port.
Manufacturers will have to put a USB-C type charging port on electronic devices. In addition, technologies for fast charging of devices will be harmonized.
A new charger will not be provided with every newly purchased device. Chargers for electronic devices will be sold separately.
The said regulation smart phoneIt will cover devices such as tablets, digital cameras, headphones, portable speakers, portable game consoles. The proposal aims to prevent consumers from carrying a large number of cables and chargers, and to be able to use a single charger for various electronic products.
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The regulation, which also aims to reduce the damage to the environment and waste, must be approved by the European Parliament (EP) and the European Council in order to enter into force.
Following these approvals, a 24-month transition period is expected, followed by uniform charging.
Currently most AndroidThe device is charged via the USB-C port. New laptops with headphones and various other accessories also use the same jack.
This regulation is particularly apple expected to affect the company. apple, smart phones, some tablets and headphones use a different input called lightning. The company prefers USB-C input in its new iPads and laptops.
Apple claims that uniform input will harm innovation, increase electronic waste, and annoy the consumer.