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USB Type-C mandatory requirement for devices sold in the EU kicks in on Dec 27

For a while now, the European Union has exploring ways of making sure devices sold in its member states have a common charging interface.

That has meant that, sooner or later, we were going to see the EU enforce the use of a common charging interface, like that provided by the USB Type-C.

That day has come to pass.

The EU has confirmed that, starting 27th December 2022, “Directive (EU) 2022/2380” will go into force.

The directive specifies that device makers have at least 2 years to comply. Starting 28th December 2024, 2 years after the directive comes into force, every device (phone, tablet, camera, headphones/earbuds, handheld videogame consoles, portable speakers, e-readers (like Kindles), keyboards, mice, portable navigation systems (those Garmins and others), etc, have to have a USB Type-C.

Furthermore, if the device’s charging is higher than 15W, USB PD (Power Delivery) has to be incorporated.

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