I don't believe this applies to the Pyra in the first place (portable computers or laptops are not listed for example), but it's also worth noting this part of the proposal
probably excludes the Pyra as it's technically already on the market.
Yep, but that time it was allowed to do so.When in the past a requirement like this happened for mobile phones, Apple still kept their port and just sold an external adapter.
Apparently it applies to chargeable games consoles? Hopefully the multifunctionality of the Pyra means it isn’t classed under that classification
Unfortunately it's not really about the time it takes, but the principle. I get what they're trying to do, but the approach is totally wrong imho. Better would be to ban proprietary connectors.No need to worry
That would make more sense.I'm not in the EU, but isn't the law aimed to stop proprietary connectors
Ah, sorry for the noise. Then it's only a directive proposal by now. I either misread the ArsTechnica article or shouldn't be reading US coverage of EU legislation to begin with. If it's going to have any effect it will be after five years and it can have been twisted a thousand times until then. I take it back.No need to worry
"It may be a number of years before the proposals come into effect.
The legislative proposal, known as a Directive, will be debated by the European Parliament and national governments.
MEPs and member states may suggest amendments to the proposal. Only once the EC has agreed these amendments, will the directive be enacted.
The EC hopes that will happen in 2022 - after which member states usually have two years to enact the rules into national law, and manufacturers will have 24 months to change their charging ports.
"We gave industry plenty of time to come up with their own solutions, now time is ripe for legislative action for a common charger. This is an important win for our consumers and environment and in line with our green and digital ambitions," Commission Vice President Margrethe Vestager said."
We need a new main board for the newer universal phone modem chip. I'm not sure if this USB-C directive mandates the need to be able to accept 20VDC, or perhaps the signalling to the charger to only power 5VDC is easy.But the Plan for the Pyra was that there is no more need for making a new Mainboard, as this only contains things that dont need to change,