You should interpret the box labels for all types of electronic devices that should have a USB Type-C connector and Fast Charging with USB Power Delivery From the end of 2024.
Europe approves universal charger1 at the end of 2022 so that a vast majority of consumer electronic devices in the future will bring a unified charging interface that guarantees interoperability between manufacturers, to make life easier for users at the same time that protects the environment reduces Effect.
The new rules specifically regulate charging by cable and skip wireless charging for now, although he plans to include it in the future. Initially it will be in effect till 28 December 2024 tablets, consumer digital cameras, headsets, portable game consoles, e-book readers, keyboards, mice, and GPS navigators, It will be extended to laptops till April 28, 2026.
Mandatory USB Type-C connector
These computers, on the one hand, will be forced to use the USB-C connector type. This denomination refers specifically to the shape of the connector: round, reversible and identical on both ends of the cable, which makes it more wear resistant, easier to insert and eliminates the need for a separate connector on the host (charger) and peripheral. terminates. (mobile) as was the case with its predecessor Micro-B.
Its 24 pins are designed to withstand at least 10,000 connections and disconnections. With USB4 version 2 for data transfer up to 80 Gbps and the addition of optional modes such as DisplayPort, HDMI or Thunderbolt, it is a highly versatile power and charging system, making it the universal solution for interconnecting wired devices.
Fast Charging with USB Power Delivery Support
In addition to the type of connector, Incoming regulations from Europe oblige it to support USB Power Delivery (PD) The device may be charged when power exceeds 5V, exceeds 3A, or exceeds 15W, although it may simultaneously have other proprietary fast charging systems, as long as compatibility is maintained.
USB PD is the protocol that enables high-power power over USB cables and fast charging. For this, the standard USB voltage of 5V is initially supplied for up to 2A (10W), but power supplies and devices can negotiate higher voltages and intensities to reach up to 100W (20V and 5A) of power , which is enough to power a laptop. , It goes both ways, so one device with USB PD can power the others while charging. With the latest version 3.1 of USB PD the power can go up to 240W with a suitable USB-C cable. This latest version has not been included in the standard, although it has been considered for future revisions.
Label to indicate if charger is included and fast charging speed
The ministry is preparing that transfer to Spanish law2 Allows devices to be sold without chargersSo that the user can reuse one that is already there, but it has to be clearly specified on the packaging by means of a standardized label.
It’s the charger-shaped symbol you can see in the infographic. It has three versions. The first indicates that an original charger is included and the second indicates that a charger is not included. In addition to either of these, if the device supports fast charging, it must display a symbol with the letters USB PD inside and display the maximum power as well as the minimum power required to charge the device while it is running. have to support. To charge