European Union has mandated using C-type ports on all electronic devices by the end of 2024. Due to this decision, smartphones and devices like laptops, computers, tablets, and other devices with separate charging ports will be replaced with C-type ports.
This change will mainly affect the devices that charge on less than 250W as the maximum current that a C-type cable can carry is 240W, according to usb.org.
List of countries that has the rule to use c-type chargers.
Except for India rest of the other countries are part of the Europen union listed below.
- The Republic of Cyprus.
- Czech Republic.
- Denmark, Estonia.
- Finland, France.
- The Netherlands.
- Poland, Portugal.
Why should we use c-type chargers?
There are many reasons why a c-type charger has been made mandatory. Let’s see each one of them.
- Reduces e-waste: Using one type of charger on many devices will reduce e-waste. For example, we are now using separate chargers for laptops, android phones, and iPhones due to differentiation in their ports.
- Less wear and tear: If you have seen the design of c-type chargers, they look way more durable compared to micro USB and thunderbolt.
- Faster speed: c-type chargers can transfer data up to 10 gigabits per second and charge a device fast with 240W.
What will happen to devices that don’t have a c-type charger?
Here we are talking about iPhone and the other feature(budget phones) that don’t support c-type charging. With over 50% of the market cap, the Apple iPhone dominates the smartphone market.
The charger port is known as the “thunderbolt.” This port is different from c-types, and apple has to replace them.
But people using old models have to depend on thunderbolt charging cables. However, Apple may stop continue giving updates to its old models. So people may replace their phones faster.