An Energy-Aware Survey of Mobile Phone Chargers
The GeSI report analyses the most commercially available mobile phone chargers and a number of handheld devices to evaluate the correlation between their rated power and mechanical and electrical characteristics. The report's findings served as crucial input in the development of an international standard by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for a one-size-fits-all power adapter and charger to reduce e-waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Recommendation L.1000 on Universal power adapter and charger solution for mobile terminals and other hand-held ICT devices provides high level requirements for a universal power adapter and charger solution that will reduce the number of power adapters and chargers produced and recycled by widening their application to more devices and increasing their lifetime. The solution also aims to reduce energy consumption.