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All Mobile Phones In Eu To Have The Same Charger

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The evil EU strikes again. Now they want to limit our freedom to be locked in incompatible proprietary chargers.

Thanks God the UKiP will get rid of this:

Paul Nuttall, Ukip’s deputy leader, said: ‘This is a backwards step because imposing a single charger stifles innovation, curbs research, and may impose extra costs on the consumer. The alternative and better action is to encourage diversity, competition and greater development.

‘The EU is hamstrung by the ideology of one-size-fits-all, be it economic policy, currency, fisheries policy and now even phone chargers.

'The UKIP alternative is to allow diversity to flourish and let the consumer, not the legislator or regulator decide.’


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Thank goodness the UKIP are on it, I really dislike being able to charge my phone from PC. And that time I bought a replacement USB cable for three quid from the supermarket was wretched. Wretched I tell you!

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fine doing this kind of thing with inanimate objects-FWIW I don't actually object to some kind of standardisation in this field, it's a proper pain in the @rse if you go abroad and forget your charger/adapter.

you could say the same about mains sockets too actually?

why is there a need to have 7 or 8 different types of wall socket when we are all using 230/240v in europe?

Surely this is better to have one type too....but start off SLOWLY with the change..maybe over the next 20 years.

...start maybe with legal requirement for hotels for instance to have 1 dual-type(native and agreed standard) per room installed by say 2024...also to new build housing.

(in the long term this would actually cut costs as due to economies of scale, only 1 set of mouldings is needed for plugs/sockets)

this will work

..not with people.

people like to retain bits of their culture...so a blanket quick shock is not an option.

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