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The US needs a common charger, Dems say in letter to Commerce Dept - The Verge

The US needs a common charger, Dems say in letter to Commerce Dept - The Verge

Ed Markey, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren are calling on the US Commerce Department to force all smartphone manufacturers to build devices that adhere to a universal charging standard.

A group of Senate Democrats is calling on the US Commerce Department to follow Europe’s lead after the EU forced all smartphone manufacturers to build devices that adhere to a universal charging standard.

In a Thursday letter addressed to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) — along with Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) — demanded that the department develop a strategy to require a common charging port across all mobile devices.

The letter comes a week after European Union lawmakers reached a deal on new legislation forcing all smartphones and tablets to be equipped with USB-C ports by fall 2024.

“The EU has wisely acted in the public interest by taking on powerful technology companies over this consumer and environmental issue,” the senators wrote. “The United States should do the same.”

In the letter, the senators argue that proprietary chargers, like Apple’s Lightning ports, create unnecessary amounts of e-waste and impose financial burdens on consumers upgrading devices or who own multiple devices from different manufacturers.

https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/17/23171402/universal-charger-standard-usbc-bernie-sanders-markey-elizabeth-warren


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