18 Dec 2013

One power cord to rule them all: Standards group pushes for universal laptop charger

Author: mbrianmoodyk | Filed under: News

A Switzerland-based standards group wants to stop the madness of having a different charger for every laptop, and will publish a technical specification for universal laptop chargers early next year. The specification from the International Electrotechnical Commission will cover “a wide range of notebook computers and laptops,” and defines elements such as the connector plug, safety and environmental considerations, according to a press release . IEC already deserves some credit for its role in defining a standard for mobile phones two years ago, but that effort was largely assisted by the prevalence of Micro-USB connectors in smartphones.

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One power cord to rule them all: Standards group pushes for universal laptop charger

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