The European Commission has announced its latest move to introduce USB Type-C as a standard port for charging devices. Officials have drafted amendments to the European Union's Radio Equipment Directive that will make USB-C the standard charging port for smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and game consoles.
“European consumers have long been frustrated with incompatible chargers accumulating in their drawers. We gave the industry enough time to come up with their own solutions, now is the time to legislate for a common charger, ”said European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager.
A Commission spokesperson subsequently confirmed that the USB port was -C is only mandatory if the electronic device can be charged by wire. But, if the gadget can be charged exclusively wirelessly, and it does not have a charging port, then there is no requirement for integrating a USB-C charging port.