US lawmakers call for universal charging standard – but not necessarily for USB-C

A trio of lawmakers has called on the U.S. Commerce Department to follow Europe’s lead and begin implementing a strategy to mandate a universal common charger standard — that may not be USB-C.

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In a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Thursday, Democratic Senators Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders urged the department to come up with a solution for the “lack of interoperability standards for charging and other device accessories.”

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