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ITU standardises universal charger for laptops

Geneva, 14 October 2016 - ITU has approved a new environmentally friendly standard for a universal charger for laptops and other portable devices. The new standard provides for improved energy efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions and is expected to lead to significant reductions in e-waste.


The new international standard – officially known as Recommendation ITU-T L.1002 “External universal power adapter solutions for portable ICT devices” – was developed by the ITU standardization expert group for ICTs, the environment and climate change, ITU-T Study Group 5.


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