EU approves USB-C as a universal connection and wants to standardize wireless charging

EU approves USB-C as a universal connection and wants to standardize wireless charging

The European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Markets and Consumer Protection approved the proposal Make USB-C connections universal across devices sold on the block. The text was voted on this week, with 43 votes in favor and only two against.

Under the proposal, the European Parliament is now required to pass a regulation of legislation with USB-C to replace Micro-USB and Lightning in many devices:

USB-C The only connection on the smartphone will become, tablets, digital cameras, wired and wireless headsets, consoles, e-readers and notebooks. In addition, manufacturers should use the connection as the only charging port to facilitate charger sharing.

The only exception would be for small wearable devices such as smart bracelets and watches. This is because these devices already offer magnetic charging as an option.

The plenary session analyzing the final text in the European Parliament is to be held in May, in which The law also provides for a transition period till 2024., Moreover, universal status will be achieved only in 2026.

The main purpose of the law is to allow More sharing between cables and chargers In addition to reducing e-waste, the measure also seeks to protect the consumer, as it is estimated that the annual savings with the purchase of a new charger could reach 250 million euros.

Another important detail that appears in the text is that manufacturers will require Clearly label your charger with wattage that they can offer.

Currently, most chargers carry this information on a small label with lowercase letters. The EU text provides that The power needs to be exposed clearly,

Finally, European parliamentarians move on to another point: until 2026. Wireless charging must also be shared between all devices sold on the block. That is, companies will need to standardize their technologies so that the Galaxy or iPhone can use the same wireless charger.

What did you think of the EU decision? Will Brazil and Mercosur be able to do something similar? Tell us your opinion in the comments here.

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