One Nation One Charger: One Common Charger For All Your Devices
The Govt. of India will implement the ‘One Nation One Charger’ strategy so that a common charger can charge all devices including phones, laptops, smartwatches etc.
What is the Government’s ‘One Nation One Charger’ strategy?
The government is planning to implement the ‘Common Charger Policy’ which is also being termed as ‘One Nation One Charger’ strategy.
According to this policy there will be a standard or universal charger for all the devices we use in our daily life such as smartphones, laptops, tablets & other wearing gadgets.
Before implementing the ‘One Nation One Charger’ strategy, the government held a meeting with all the major stakeholders of the Indian mobile industry.
If it is implemented successfully, it will help to reduce e-Waste issues on a larger scale. Plus, it will solve a big issue of our daily life of using & carrying multiple chargers.
Implementation Of Common Charging Policy
The common charger policy of the EU will be implemented by the Indian government. In other words, the nation may soon enforce a rule mandating the use of a single charger for all mobile phones (irrespective of brands) plus other portable electronic gadgets.
The implementation of standard chargers for smartphones as well as other portable electronic devices, a policy that has already been authorized by the EU, will reportedly be investigated by expert committees soon.
‘One Nation One Charger’ Policy Will Reduce E-Waste Issues
The adoption of a standard charger could help consumers and solve the e-waste problem in the nation. After an hour-long discussion with stakeholders headed over by Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh, the decision to assemble an expert team was made.
The shared charger policy is a “difficult problem,” Singh said following the meeting. “India has a presence in charger manufacturing.
We must comprehend everyone’s viewpoint, including that of the environment, the industry, the users, and the manufacturers, he continued.
India Is A Major Charger Manufacturer & Exporter
In the discussion, each member expressed their distinct perspectives and evaluated how switching to an universal charger will impact the business, customers, and the environment.
Most stakeholders agreed that it is vital to evaluate the impact of the universal charger policy considering that India is a major charger producer and exporter to many countries.
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Further, it was said that even if the regulation were to be put into effect, it shouldn’t be applied to them because many Indians use inexpensive feature phones, and converting to an universal charger could increase the cost of these phones.
Common Charger For Mobile Phones, Laptops, Tablets & Wearable Electronics
India may initially consider moving to two alternative chargers: USB Type-C and a few others, said Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh.
Singh said, “We have decided to form expert groups to analyze and provide recommendations within two months. The situation is more complicated now.”
He made it clear that separate expert groups will be formed to look into the charging ports used by three different kinds of electronic devices: cellular and smart phones, laptops, tablets, and wearable gadgets.
Universal USB-C Port For Charging Devices
European Union (EU) legislators reached an accord in June mandating that all incoming smartphones supplied on the market include a universal USB-C port.
Simply said, after the fall of 2024, every phone, irrespective of brand, must include a USB-C connector. Since Apple iPhones currently include a lightning port, the law also applies to them. According to current sources, Apple is creating iPhones with USB-C connectors.
Given that certain countries are planning to implement the single charger policy, we can predict USB-C replacing the lightning connection on iPhones in 2023 or 2024.