Mobile phones 33.050 and 35.180, tablets 33.050 and 35.180, headphones 33.120, headsets 33.120, digital cameras 37.040 and 35.180, portable speakers 33.120, handheld video game consoles 35.180 and 97.200, e-readers 33.050 and 35.020, keyboards 35.020, mice 35.020, portable navigation systems 43.040 and 33.070, earbuds 33.120, and laptops 35.020
Draft Commission Delegated Regulation amending Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the technical specifications for the charging receptacle and charging communication protocol for all the categories or classes of radio equipment capable of being recharged by means of wired charging; (7 page(s), in English)
The Directive 2022/2380 amending the radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU, introduces a common charging solution for a broad range of categories or classes of radio equipment. It also provides the basis for adaptation to any future scientific and technological progress or market developments, which shall be continuously monitored by the Commission.
On 5 September 2022 the IEC published the updated standards IEC 62680-1-2:2022 USB Power Delivery specification and IEC 62680-1-3:2022 USB Type-C® cable and connector specification. These updated specifications notably extend the range of powers supported up to 240 W. CEN-CENELEC followed suit and adopted both standards on 10 October 2022 as EN IEC 62680-1-2:2022 and EN IEC 62680-1-3:2022. They will be published on 10 July 2023.
The reference to these technical specifications/international standards are relevant for a meaningful application of the common charging solution requirements for laptops.
Therefore, for the purpose of adaptation to technological progress of Directive 2014/53/EU, it is necessary to modify the reference to the technical specifications regarding the charging receptacle and charging communication protocol for all the categories or classes of radio equipment capable of being recharged by means of wired charging.