The USB implementers Forum (USB-IF) has announced a certified USB Charger Compliance and Logo programme to establish USB chargers for compliant USB Type-C devices including laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
The Certified USB Charger Program from USB-IF supports evolving device and computing markets as more products adopt USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery.
Certifying USB chargers, based upon the USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery specifications, would help consumers from the obligation to purchase and maintain multiple chargers.
The forum also explained that having a single charger is better than having a separate charger for every device as it increases electronic waste in landfills. Also, carrying a single charger is much more convenient and easy to use for consumers.
“USB-IF understands consumers want to carry less equipment without sacrificing battery life or flexibility,” said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF President and COO.
He said, “Guided by the USB brand promise of ‘it just works’, the Certified USB Charger Program will make it easier to share device chargers across the compliant USB Type-C landscape, whether consumers are at home, in the office or anywhere in between.”
Non-compliant chargers, whether USB or otherwise, pose a risk to the functionality and interoperability of electronics....