Brazil is thinking about making USB-C compulsory, yet just for phones

The EU previously decided to make USB-C compulsory for small and medium-sized electronics (vitally including cell phones) from 2024. A few US politicians want to take on a comparable policy and presently Brazil’s wireless regulator is finding out if it ought to go with the same pattern.

Anatel published Public Consultation 45/2022 to measure the opinion of Brazilian residents and organizations, who have until August 26 to spread the word. Not at all like EU’s new standards, which additionally incorporate tablets, handheld consoles, earphones, speakers, digital book readers and comparative gadgets, Anatel’s proposal covers just cell phones.

The office wants to standardize the charging protocol as well, in addition to the connector. Additionally, the retail package and manual should demonstrate the minimum power required and whether fast charging is supported. Strangely, the plan is to make USB-C obligatory just for phones that help wired charging, welcoming phones that charge just over wireless.

This is all focused on Apple, obviously, as other cell phone producers have previously embraced USB-C (as has Apple itself for iPads and Macs). The organization is purportedly previously testing iPhones with a Type C port.

This isn’t whenever such a move first has been thought of. For instance, in 2019 Anatel distributed a proposal that characterized the necessities for a common charger. The organization repeats similar benefits as the EU and US – lessening e-waste while expanding client comfort, a win-win.

Furthermore, it referenced a similar concern – that USB-C will smother development. Modern cell phones haven’t arrived at the restriction of the USB-C connector. It can support up to 240W charging and it can drive a 8K monitor. Furthermore, the EU clarified that it is available to taking on a new, superior standard once the opportunity arrives (it was formerly pushing microUSB as the common standard, so it has done in once as of now).