US needs a standard charger, according to lawmakers



This action comes after the EU mandated that by 2024, all smartphones and tablets must feature USB-C charging connectors.

Following the agreement by EU lawmakers to mandate USB-C charging connectors on all smartphones and tablets by 2024

A group of Democratic senators in the US are attempting to enact a similar mandate. According to The Verge, these Democrats have requested that the U.S.

Department to "develop a strategy to require a common charging port across all mobile devices" in order to follow the EU's example.

Ed Markey (D-MA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Bernie Sanders wrote the letter, which was addressed to Gina Raimondo, the secretary of commerce (I-VT).

By taking on big technological giants over this consumer and environmental issue, the EU has properly acted in the public interest "Senators addressed letters. "

 Apple has been using its own proprietary Lightning Cable for many of its gadgets, this change would affect Apple the hardest and constitute a significant step against e-waste.

since its release in tandem with the iPhone 5 in 2012. "Year after year, Americans dump their old chargers in landfills while paying tech companies more money for new ones,

Consumers are going crazy over this waste, and the climate problem on our world is getting worse as a result.

I'm requesting that the Department of Commerce look into solutions in the same way that the European Union has done in order to save our money, our sanity, and the environment.

Since they aren't requesting that the Commerce Department formally recognise USB-C as the worldwide charging standard, the U.S. Senate Democrats' approach differs slightly from that of the EU.

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