Battery Chargers


California Energy Commission Adopts New Battery Charger Standards

The California Energy Commission is adopting new efficiency rules for cell phone and other types of electronics chargers.


Apple iPhone 4. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

California To Mandate Energy Efficient Battery Chargers

The state will be the first in the nation to target so-called vampire battery chargers that suck up and waste as much as 60 percent of the electricity they consume.