When the world was introduced with USB-C ports, it was understood that they would lead to a future where universal charging will be a thing. Finally, we will not have to have a separate charger for every gadget or device that we own. But that wasn’t meant to be, as many devices didn’t support charging from these ports.

But now all the tech giants are getting on the same page. All major manufacturers are adding the USB-C port in their devices. So, it seems that universal charging is finally here. If you need proof, all you have to do is look at products of companies that make up 80% of the market share in tech devices’ industry.

The Examples of Universal Charging

Universal charging

An experiment can be conducted by taking one device from all of these manufacturers and discharging it and then subsequently charging it through the USB-C port using the same charger. For the purpose of this experiment, you can discharge all the devices quickly and then plug them into the charger and see how long it takes to charge them.

If it can be done, this experiment will clearly show that universal charging is actually here now. There is a uniform way to charge the digital devices of all types. Even Apple has joined the group and it has rolled out devices that are USB-C compliant. To complete the experiment, you will need to test out the charger of each device on every other device to make sure that the results are sound.


Unfortunately, the universal charging is not as universal as we hope it would be. There are still some devices that don’t completely support the concept. There are some, like the Lenovo Yoga 910, which could give trouble when you try to charge them with any other charger or use their charger to charge any other device. It may simply be a problem with the charger of the device and the voltage it throws out.

A fault may also exist in the hardware of the laptops, tablets or phones themselves. Some do fail to recognize chargers of other devices. The common culprit here is the Apple MacBook pro. It accepts a very limited amount of chargers. Although there is a concentrated effort from all the companies to offer user friendliness and interactivity on their devices. They want users to enjoy the benefits of universal charging, so in the near future, these holdovers will disappear.


For the most part, USB-C ports have made universal charging a reality. It is about time that we clear out the clutter of chargers from our cupboard. Though the technology is prevalent only in laptops for now. All we can do is hope that soon the tech corporations will expand this technology and cover all the devices that are in the market today. Soon you will no longer have to worry about carrying around bulky chargers of your digital devices with you. Because you can easily borrow one from a friend or colleague and charge you device easily.

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