Why don’t you offer a charger with Fairphone 2?
The Fairphone 2 is not shipped with a charger by default because you might already own a compatible charger. The Fairphone 2 is compatible with any standard microUSB type B charger. This way we avoid charging you for something you don’t need, as well as reduce the amount of electronic waste.
The EU generates 10 million tons of WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) per year. On average, this means 20 kg per person. An estimated 0.2% of the total WEEE consists of cables. That doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up to 20,000 tons of e-waste per year. Even though there are ongoing improvements in electronics design, we can’t reduce the growing pile e-waste pile in the long term. Unless we reduce the overall consumption of electronics.
If you’re interested in learning more about the latest WEEE directives, you can find out more on the European Commission website.
What kind of charger can I use with my Fairphone 2?
- The Fairphone 2 uses a standard microUSB type B charger with a nominal output of 5 Volts and 1 Ampere (or 1000 mA). Chargers with a USB port will meet these specifications
- If you use an older charger -for example a charger with an output of 5 Volts and 0.7 Ampere (or 700mA)- your Fairphone will charge. It will only take longer to charge your phone
- You can charge your phone via a power outlet using a dedicated plug. Or by connecting your data cable to your computer’s USB port.
You have to connect your charger in the right way. If you connect it wrong or with too much pressure you can damage the connector.
If you experience any problems with charging your Fairphone 2 or connecting it to your computer, we recommend you to get a new charger and cable. We recommend you look for chargers made by an A-brand manufacturer.