Universal mobile chargers mark entry into smartphone homes
mobile charger CHENNAI: Have you counted the number of mobile phone chargers at your home with all kinds of pin patterns, besides the differently shaped power slots in different mobile phones. There is no need to fret. Before long, a single charger compatible with all your devices may be available in the market. A common charger is not only beneficial from the point of view of user convenience, it also holds great promise for the environment by drastically reducing the number of redundant chargers by almost 50%.
lautsprecher für iphone has quietly introduced DC-16 chargers, which use micro-USB as a standard. Any device compliant with USB charging can take advantage of these chargers. "The DC-16 chargers are designed to charge all smartphones made by BlackBerry and Samsung besides those manufactured by Nokia," said director — south markets for Nokia India, T S Sridhar. In case you happen to forget your own charger, you could still use someone else's. It gets even better as micro-USB is also used for data transfer.
The idea to create a universal charger received a thrust in 2009 when the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) approved the use of micro-USB as a universal charging solution (UCS). The new UCS standard was based on inputs from the GSM Association (GSMA), which is made up of nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators and manufacturers including big names like Samsung, Nokia, Sony, Apple and Motorola. The aim was to make most phones compatible with these chargers by January 2012. In 2011, ITU again asked all manufacturers to share the same mobile phone charger by 2014.
- 28 ноября 2012, 06:54