The EU sets a deadline for smartphones to adopt USB-C for wired charging

The European Union has announced the deadline so that new smartphones sold in member countries adopt USB-C as a wired charging port: the December 28, 2024. In addition to mobile phones, that day is also set as the deadline for other devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, headphones or portable speakers, to adapt said standard for charging with a cable.

Laptop manufacturers will have a little more time to adapt to this rule, since they will not have to do so until April 2026. Devices that charge only wirelessly will not be affected by this measure.

While the deadline for the change of port for device charging approaches, the European Union has indicated that EU member states have until December 28, 2023 to approve and publish the regulations that will govern the EU directive in when it comes to USB-C charging. Therefore, its rules in this regard have to be clear, as a ceiling, exactly one year before the ceiling for adoption is reached.

Another aspect that manufacturers will have to take into account when changing the port for charging portable devices is that those that are compatible with fast charging will also have to offer that speed with the new port. In this way, your users will be able to charge the devices at the same speed with any compatible charger.

Manzanathe company that is perhaps the most harmed by this rule and which it initially rejected, since all its devices use a different port to charge them, since has confirmed that it will comply with the standard for devices you sell in the EU. Unless, of course, between now and then you decide to switch all your devices to wireless charging. However, it seems that it has already decided to change the port for cargo sometime in the next year 2023.

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