USB-C port will be mandatory for all smaller and medium-sized electronics offered in EU from 2024


The EU’s typical charger objective is a person action nearer immediately after a provisional arrangement was attained by European Parliament and Council negotiators. As of autumn 2024, all small and medium-sized transportable electronic equipment such as cell phones, tablets and headphones bought in the EU will have to ship with a USB-C charging port.

An additional list of twelve electronic product or service teams such as e-viewers, portable gaming consoles and cameras will also be obliged to share the universal charging conventional throughout EU territories. Laptops will have to comply with the new ruling 40 months (3.3 several years) following it gets successful.

The new legislation is element of the EU’s target to make electronic products sold inside member states more sustainable and to decrease e-waste whilst encouraging customers have one particular single charger for all their devices. The legislation nevertheless demands to move voting in the EU Parliament and Council which is scheduled for afterwards this 12 months and all signs guide to an frustrating vote in favor of the typical charging common. The new regulation also seeks to harmonize quick-charging requirements across gadgets and is on the lookout at performing the very same for wi-fi charging standards in the foreseeable future.


Right now we have built the popular charger a actuality in Europe! European people were annoyed very long with many chargers piling up with each individual new unit. Now they will be able to use a solitary charger for all their portable electronics. – Alex Agius Saliba (MEP)


In accordance to the European Parliament’s press launch, EU people spend a combined €250 million for each yr on charger buys. At the identical time, unused chargers that come bundled with gadgets lead an estimated 11,000 tons of e-waste each year.

All key smartphone makers have previously transitioned to USB-C by now leaving Apple’s iPhones and their notorious Lights port on the improper aspect of the tracks. Apple could prevent adding USB-C to its telephones by likely portless but centered on latest rumors Cupertino is presently testing USB-C on its future-technology Apple iphone.


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