European Commission proposes a common charger for all electronic devices

The European Commission puts forward a new rule forcing manufacturers to create a universal charging solution for phones and small electronic devices. According to the Commission’s proposal for a revised Radio Equipment Directive, the charging port and fast charging technology will be harmonised, i.e. USB-C will become the standard port for all smartphones, tablets, headphones, and other small devices. Moreover, the Commission proposes to unbundle the sale of chargers from electronic devices to reduce the environmental footprint related to the production and disposal of charges.