The IEC has now issued an update to their common charging interoperability solution(IEC 63002, which is based on the latest USB technologies) that will support increasing adoption in an even larger number of electronic devices. With it, different product chargers implementing this solution can be used with any electronic device that also implements this solution. The technology is backwards and forwards compatible, safe and supports future innovation ensuring e-waste reduction and long-term user convenience.
The common charging interoperability solution enables three types of charging scenarios:
- Using a charger to charge different devices
The same charger can be used interchangeably to charge devices from different manufacturers as well as to charge different categories of devices. For example, a tablet charger can be used to charge a camera or a mobile phone.
- Using a device to charge another device
For example, a laptop can be used to directly charge a tablet, or a mobile phone can be used to charge an electric toothbrush or shaver.
- Directly charging devices from an electrical socket or power bank
Tablets, laptops or phones can be charged directly via an electrical socket or other external power source (for example USB power sockets on furniture, appliances, etc.).
(Source : IEC)
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