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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has announced that it had given its stamp of approval to an energy-efficient one-charger-fits-all new mobile phone solution.

“This is a significant step in reducing the environmental impact of mobile charging, which also has the benefit of making mobile phone use more straightforward. Universal chargers are a commonsense solution that I look forward to seeing in other areas,” said Malcolm Johnson, director of ITU’s telecommunication standardization bureau (TSB).

Every mobile phone user will benefit from the new Universal Charging Solution (UCS), which enables the same charger to be used for all future handsets, regardless of maker and model. The UCS is based on the micro-USB interface, UCS chargers will also include a 4-star or higher efficiency rating - up to three times more energy-efficient than an unrated charger.

In addition to cutting the number of chargers produced, shipped and subsequently discarded as new models become available, the new standard will mean users worldwide will be able to charge their mobiles anywhere from any available charger, while also reducing the energy consumed while charging.

The new UCS standard was based on input from the GSMA, which predicts a 50% reduction in standby energy consumption, elimination of 51 000 tonnes of redundant chargers, and a subsequent reduction of 13.6 million tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions each year.


Comments currently: 2
Discussion started: 10/28/09 12:44:59 AM
Latest comment: 06/23/11 05:06:26 AM


LOL what a nice way to raise mobile phone manufacturers profit and all disguise in care about ecology and some mumble about greenhouse gases. It's as effective as live stock number reduction in favor of deforestation of amazon jungle to plant more soya and make us all veggies instead of that methane producing cows.

Transfer cellies to oled(amoled) displays, make rechargeable batteries more durable and improve capacity few times. Move cell repetition towers to further distances with one tower covering up to 300 sq mile area operating radius, improve encoding scheme for plain voice services. Force regulations for operators to equally share same antennas while keeping separate network equipment would be way more ecological than this.

But hey after all we'll get simpler highly efficient chargers (from inefficient smps ones we use to have??) as they propagate with just a decade delay
0 0 [Posted by: OmegaHuman  | Date: 10/28/09 12:44:59 AM]

Can same be done for Hedaphone(like 3.5mm),Data Cable,Blue tooth charger(like bluetooth earphone,mouse,keyboard etc)ipads ,ipods,ebook,laptops

Charger should also have USB female port at charger end so that same USB data cable can be used for charging and data transmission....already avilable in market ..only needs to be made mandatory....

same should be for IPad ,Ipods ,laptops etc.etc
0 0 [Posted by: Sunil Mishra  | Date: 06/23/11 05:06:26 AM]


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