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The European Union (EU) has officially issued a revised Directive (EU) 2022/2380 on universal chargers


The European Union (EU) has officially issued a revised Directive (EU) 2022/2380 on universal chargers

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The European Union (EU) promulgated in the official Journal OJ on 7 December 2022 the revised Directive (EU) 2020/2380 on universal chargers, which complements the specific implementation requirements of RED Directive 2014/53/EU 3.3(a) on universal charging interfaces.

Directive (EU) 2022/2380

The revised directive covers a total of 13 categories of wireless devices, including smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, wireless headsets, handheld game consoles, portable speakers, e-books, keyboards, mice, portable navigation and laptops. The product categories may be updated in the future.

The new directive will become mandatory in all EU member states from December 28, 2024. Among them, the requirements for laptop devices will become mandatory on 28 December 2026, and new devices entering the EU market after the mandatory date should meet the requirements of the directive.

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Article 3.3 (a) of the original directive is amended, and Article 3.4 is added to supplement the specific implementation requirements for universal charging interfaces.

Updated the responsibilities and obligations of economic operators such as manufacturer, importer, distributor and so on

As long as the above 13 types of products can be charged through cables, they are required to be equipped with USB Type-C ® charging ports conforming to EN IEC 62680-1-3:21 and can be charged using charging cables conforming to the same standards. Devices that support fast charge must comply with the USB PD(Power Delivery) protocol as defined in EN IEC 62680-1-2:21.

When wireless products are sold and circulated in the EU market, you can choose whether or not to be equipped with a charger, and make it clear that the type and equipment of the charger should be reflected in the outer package or label, and the information should be displayed in a readable and visible way. The following is the label diagram (needs to be scaled in equal proportion), where A should be no less than 7mm.

Product equipped with charger:

(EU) 2022/2380

The product is not equipped with charger:

EU 2022/2380

5. The label should reflect the charging specifications. The following figure is the label diagram (need to scale in equal proportion), where a should not be less than 7mm.


Where XX is the number corresponding to the minimum power required for charging wireless devices, which determines the minimum power required by the charger for charging wireless devices.

Where YY is the number of the maximum power required by the wireless device to achieve the maximum charging speed, which determines the minimum power required by the charger to achieve the maximum charging speed.

When the charger supports USB PD (charging voltage greater than 5V, current greater than 3A, or power greater than 15W), the abbreviation "USB PD" should be displayed.