Lawmakers at the European Union have presented a legislative proposal that would lead to the use of a standard charger that’s compatible with all sorts of electronic devices, including smartphones, tablets, cameras, and handheld video game consoles.

If the proposal becomes law, USB-C would become the standard connector to transmit power, and that electronics companies would be required to sell the chargers separately from their devices.

The proposal would also require the charging cable to be fully interoperable on both ends, and manufacturers would use a harmonized fast-charging technology and provide information regarding their product’s charging performance to consumers.

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The push for a universal charger is meant to address the negative impact on the environment and provide added convenience for consumers who have grown frustrated for amassing several chargers that only work for specific devices.

Apple, among other companies, remains opposed to the proposal, arguing that standardization of the charger could curb innovation.

Via: TechCrunch



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