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US Needs Plan for Universal Mobile Device Chargers, Senators Say

USB-C charger 

USB-C charger 

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A trio of US senators has called on the Commerce Department to develop a plan to implement common chargers across mobile devices.

Senators Edward Markey, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders said the US should follow the European Union’s lead and require electronics manufacturers to adopt a common charger for cell phones.