If you don’t have an idea about the governing body of USB technology, it is the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) that keeps updating the portable technology. The organization had a clear roadmap ahead of it to expand its ‘Certified USB Charger Initiative‘ and to proceed, the organization has announced that it will be introducing its all-new ‘Fast Charging Technology’. The term may not be new for you, but the technology itself is a new one!
USB-IF Certified USB Charger Compliance and Logo Program
This program was being run by the USB-IF itself to take forward the USB technology and the newly announced Certified USB Fast Chargers will be rolled out to support the Programmable Power Supply (PPS) feature of the USB Power Delivery 3.0 specification. If you’ve been following this roadmap by USB-IF, it was under consideration for quite a long time with its announcement being made in August 2016.
The Fast USB Charging technology enables the much-needed breakthrough in the evolving device and computing markets. Hence, you’ll be able to:
- Provide a reliable and easy to use charging solution for consumers
- Reuse and share chargers across all compliant USB Type-C devices
- Reduce electronic waste in landfills
USB-IF’s President and COO, Mr. Jeff Ravencraft spoke about the new technology:
There are tons of chargers available for people to buy, either online or in almost any store, and it’s hard to know which one to choose. We want to take the guesswork out of buying a compliant USB charger. Next time you’re shopping, look for the USB-IF certified logos and you’ll know you’re getting a reliable charger that will work with all of your phones, tablets and other devices.
According to USB-IF’s CTO, Mr. Rehman Ismail:
A major tenet of USB-IF is listening to developers and OEMs that are adopting our specs in real-time and then using their feedback to shape revisions or new initiatives to meet industry needs. Certified USB Fast Chargers are a direct result of this process. We wanted to help accommodate international regulations that require better energy management and to add a feature benefit that is passed directly to the user.