The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has presented a universal charging solution, making it even more energy efficient and extending its use to a wider variety of devices.
Using a detachable cable with standardized end connectors, the ITU’s solution will allow connection to devices including all mobile phones and other hand-held devices (including MP3/MP4 players, tablet computers, cameras, wireless headphones, GPS devices etc). This also means that the same cable can be used for data transfer, avoiding an unnecessary duplicate cable and thus further reducing costs and e-waste (the ITU’s solution meets the requirements of the Basel Convention on e-waste). In addition, the recommended charging current has been increased – in the range 750 to 1500 mA – so as to reduce charging time.
- ITU Universal Charging Solution made greener/leaner http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2011/11.aspx