View Full Version : Standardized Laptop Charger Approved By IEC

December 17th, 2013, 23:50
"The IEC, the standards body which wrote the phone charger specification used in the EU, has approved a standardised laptop charger (http://www.iec.ch/newslog/2013/nr2713.htm). While the 'DC Power Supply for Portable Personal Computer (http://www.iec.ch/dyn/www/f?p=103:38:0::::FSP_LANG_ID,FSP_APEX_PAGE,FSP_ORG_ ID,FSP_PROJECT:25,20,1297,IEC/TS%2062700%20Ed.%201.0)' doesn't have a legal mandate behind it, the IEC is still optimistic that it will lead to a reduction in electronics waste and make it easier to find a replacement charger. Unfortunately the technical documentation does not seem to be available yet, but previous comments indicate that it will be a barrel plug of some kind."I wish they'd push a yank-resistant and positive-connecting plug along the lines of Apple's MagSafe.