BIS comes out with standards for USB Type-C charging port

Updated: Dec 26 2022 7:03PM

New Delhi, Dec 26 (PTI) As the government plans to introduce two common types of charging ports for mobiles and wearable electronic devices, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has come out with quality standards for USB Type-C charging port, according to a senior consumer affairs ministry official.

In the interest of consumers and to reduce e-waste, the Department of Consumer Affairs in consultations with the industry stakeholders is mulling mandating two types of common charging ports -- a USB Type-C charger for mobiles, smartphones, and tablets, and the other common charger for wearable electronic devices.

"In the last meeting, a broad consensus had emerged among stakeholders on the adoption of USB Type – C as a charging port for, smartphones, tablets, laptops etc. The BIS has notified standards for Type C charger," Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh told PTI.