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A common charger for mobile phones Published on: 05/10/2009, Last update: 21/08/2015

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Incompatibility of chargers for mobile phones has been a major inconvenience for users and has led to unnecessary waste. This in mind major producers have agreed to harmonise chargers and the European Commission has issued a Standardisation Mandate addressed to the European Standards Organisations. It is expected that the first inter-chargeable mobile phones will be available from 2010 onwards.

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