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Title    India Follows EU's Example in Requiring USB-C Charging for Smart Devices
Date    Monday November 21, @11:10AM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/11/20/0851245

takyon writes:

India follows EU's example in requiring USB-C charging for smart devices

India is on a path to require USB-C charging ports in almost all smart devices following actions taken by an inter-ministerial task force.

Rohit Kumar Sing, Secretary of the Department of Consumer Affairs, said the move is "in the interest of consumer welfare and prevention of avoidable e-waste."

The broad consensus in the meeting was that USB-C would be required for electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops – but "feature phones" could end up with a different charging option. A sub-committee was formed to determine the fate of wearable devices.

But things won't change overnight. The move toward USB-C will be done in phases to ensure industry and consumers alike have time to adapt.

Previously: USB-C to be Mandatory for Phones Sold in the EU by Autumn 2024
UK Will Not Copy EU Demand for Common Charging Cable
Apple to Put USB-C Connectors in iPhones to Comply With EU Rules


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Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "India follows EU's example in requiring USB-C charging for smart devices" - https://www.theregister.com/2022/11/18/india_usb_c_requirements/
  3. "USB-C to be Mandatory for Phones Sold in the EU by Autumn 2024" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/06/07/1435209
  4. "UK Will Not Copy EU Demand for Common Charging Cable" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/06/13/0254216
  5. "Apple to Put USB-C Connectors in iPhones to Comply With EU Rules" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/10/27/1151251
  6. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=57598

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