New Charger Will Work with Most Mobile Phones


The GSM Association, representing the mobile communications industry in 219 countries, will embrace a universal charger standard by 2012. The new universal charger, using a Micro-USB connector, will be compatible with the majority of new phones. It’s expected to be 50 percent more efficient in its standby energy use than existing chargers and will help eliminate an estimated 51,000 tons of e-waste, because fewer chargers will be thrown away with each new phone purchase.


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