Switzerland Wants a Single, Universal Phone Charger by 2017

Switzerland Wants a Single, Universal Phone Charger by 2017

Switzerland Wants a Single, Universal Phone Charger by 2017

 

Switzerland Wants a Single, Universal Phone Charger by 2017 in order to reduce waste and make things easier for consumers, allowing them to easily and cheaply purchase compatible cables for their mobile phones. 

This will allow consumers to be able to more freely purchase phone chargers without having to fork out obscene amounts of money for rare phone charger types like Lightning or other Apple-only chargers. Right now we do not know what cable/ charging standard that Switzerland would like to support, but a likely candidate is the new USB Type-C standard, given it’s enhanced durability and ease of use when compared to Micro-USB.  

 

        The standardization efforts specified in the new legal basis concern, among other things, mobile telephones and other devices which will have to be compatible with a universal charger by mid-2017 at the latest. This measure will reduce the quantity of chargers and therefore the amount of electronic waste.

In addition, the rules applicable to telecommunications and electrical equipment are being harmonised and responsibilities are being allocated more clearly. It will therefore be easier for producers, importers and sellers to guarantee that products placed on the market are in conformity with the rules.

  Switzerland Wants a Single, Universal Phone Charger by 2017  

Right now Micro USB is by far the most common connector used in today’s mobile phones, with many other cable types having seemingly dropped of the face of the earth in recent years. At present it is unknown how Apple and other phone manufacturers that use uncommon connectors will react to this, though it in not impossible for these manufacturers to simply discard the cable entirely in order to use Wireless charging exclusively. 

 

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