India Requires USB Type-C Charging For All Devices | Inquirer Technology

India Makes USB Type-C Charging Mandatory For All Device Makers

11:27 AM December 29, 2022

The European Union is mandating USB-C chargers for all electronics in its regions. In response, India implemented a similar standard for its citizens.

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) formalized USB Type-C charging for tablets, laptops, and smartphones. 

The EU implements these standards to reduce electronic waste worldwide. Meanwhile, India followed its example to remain relevant in the global supply chain.

Why follow the USB Type-C charging standard? 

This is a USB-C Charging cable.

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On October 24, 2022, members of the European Parliament approved the common charger law. It would require electronic devices to support Type-C charging by 2024.


The EU claims it would have a positive impact on the environment. If most devices use the same charging cable, you could use old chargers for new devices.

You would not have to purchase a new cable every time you buy a new gadget. As a result, the common charger law could reduce e-waste worldwide.

India’s Department of Consumer Affairs cited similar reasons for adopting a USB Type-C charging standard. 

The country initially considered two charging standards before the EU law was finalized. 


Aside from helping the environment, India will choose the USB-C standard because it wants to remain in the global supply chain.

The DCA secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said India would implement the new law three months after the European Union.


He explained, “mobile and electronics makers have a global supply chain, and they don’t supply to India alone.”

In other words, companies might cease to sell gadgets to Indian consumers if the country fails to comply with the changing global standards.

The government agreed to have a phased rollout of the USB Type-C charging standard to help consumers adjust.

Most Android users would not find it difficult to transition to the new law because their phones usually have USB-C ports.


Apple users in India may struggle to adapt to the new standard. At the time of writing, the company has not announced offering USB-C charging support for all its devices.

However, Apple said all its products in the EU will have USB Type-C charging support by 2024.

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