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USB Charger Block

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This article documents an April Fools' joke. 
This feature was exclusively part of a joke version and is not currently planned for addition to regular Minecraft.
It is documented here on the wiki due to being officially-released content by Mojang Studios, even if not present in a final version.
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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition. 

The USB charger block was a block introduced in Java Edition 1.RV-Pre1. It provided a redstone output like that of a block of redstone.



USB charger blocks require a pickaxe to mine, otherwise it drops nothing.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot +
Redstone Dust +
Gold Ingot


USB charger blocks output a constant signal strength of 15.


SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.metal.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.01.216
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.metal.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.01.216
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.metal.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.7516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.metal.fallNone[sound 1]0.51.2516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.metal.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.516
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Data values


NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormTranslation key
USB Charger Blockusb_charger250Block &


Java Edition
1.RV-Pre1USB Charger.png Added the USB charger block.