AT&T New ZERO Cellphone Charger creates No Energy Waste
You come home at the end of the day and plug your cell phone into the charger. Do you unplug the charger when the phone is fully charged? Most people don’t. Did you know that the charger continues to draw power even when it’s not charging a battery? This “vampire draw” causes a charger to consume between 5 and 20 times more energy than the phone battery stores.
AT&T’s March 17th announcement of the ZERO Charger heralds the end of power-sucking chargers. The ZERO Charger, which will be available in May, shuts off as soon as the battery is charged. The ZERO Charger is a Universal Serial Bus (USB) charger based on the ITU Universal Charging Solution (UCS) standard. What this means in plain English is that you can use the ZERO charger with nearly every cell phone, reducing the litter of device-specific chargers that are thrown away with each cell phone upgrade. In addition, it's packaging in recycled paper means the ZERO Charger is dressed to kill waste.