USB Type-C Charging to be mandatory in India from March 2025

European Union (EU) a few months ago passed a law for a common charger in its region after which India has now also joined the decision in bringing a common USB Type-C charger for all mobiles, including Apple iPhones.

by Vrushali.S Updated: 31 Dec, 2022, 06:44 IST
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Apple iPhones may soon need Android chargers for their devices as India has announced bringing standard USB Type-C chargers for phones and tablets. Apple has been fighting over the same for one of the longest periods (10 years, as per reports). However, now it seems like Apple is left with no choice but to bring USB Type-C charging for its Apple iPhones and iPads with the Indian government giving the companies a deadline of 2025 to bring standard chargers for their devices.

USB Type-C charger in India mandatory from 2025

USB Type-C charging mandatory in India: Quick Points

  • The European Union (EU) has given a deadline of December 28, 2024, for device manufacturers to bring standard USB Type-C charging

  • In India, the same mandate is going to be from March 2025

  • As per the EU mandate, Laptop manufacturers have time until 2026 to bring the standard charging of USB Type-C

  • Recent reports also suggest that the Indian government is working on building a committee to bring standard charging to both, mobile phones, laptops, and as well as wearable devices like smartwatches, headphones, etc.

While most smartphone manufacturers in India do not have to worry about the new mandate of USB Type-C charging. As most of them have been following the same since the 2009 agreement. The news is especially significant for Apple manufacturers. While some of the recent Apple Macbooks do come with USB Type-C charging, Apple would have to face the challenge of bringing standard USB Type-C charging to the vast supply chain of its other devices like iPhones and iPads.

Talking about the reason behind the European Union (EU) and the Indian government’s decision to bring standard USB Type-C charging to devices, both parties said to have the same reasons for their charger directive. The first is to reduce e-waste and the second is to protect consumers’ interests by saving them from the hassle of juggling between different chargers for different devices.

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Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
Extension mil jayega like extension of Aadhaar linking with pan, etc
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Yes, and set a common rating please, like 100W max output (eg- Indian standard 2025, can be revised later) charger without any proprietary boost like 180/200W we're seeing now that reminds us of flames even before buying. It should be safe and cater to small devices like earbuds as well as a gaming laptop.

Bundling charger and cable should be banned. Chargeable Option should be provided by e-stores as well as physical stores. Standard compliant (and certified) charger can be manufactured by any brand and should have a minimum price to control quality...

Same for type-C cables.

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myfungang829 wrote:
Extension mil jayega like extension of Aadhaar linking with pan, etc

Few millions donation will definitely help.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
Change always comes with a cost which is ultimately passed on to consumers
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