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India Follows EU's Example in Requiring USB-C Charging for Smart Devices

Accepted submission by takyon at 2022-11-20 02:56:46

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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