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- Is there any reason
- Michael C
July 6, 2006, 2:01 pm
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that the majority of mobile phones, mp3 players etc can't all use the same
charger that puts out 5v and uses the same plug as one of those small usb
connectors? This would have many advantages such as only needing one car
charger, being able to charge off a PC and reducing cables as a lot of
devices come with usb cables anyway. The other advantage is of course that
chargers would be interchangable and easier to replace. It could also be
good for the environment as the chargers could possibly be sold seperately.
Is there any reason this hasn't happened?
Re: Is there any reason
There already is a wall wart that has a USB socket mainly aimed at the IPod
market. I would be surprised if it isn't made in China.
If all the units used this sort of charger then there would be no need to
include a separate charger with each piece of equipment, manifacturer's
cost would go down, packaging would be simplified, and transport costs
reduced. All in all the consumer's price should drop. Also, if you lost
your charger or it died, you could just drop into any electrical shop and
pick up a new one. Try doing that now.