The chargers present within our smartphone bundles also deserve our attention. Taking care of your chargers is as important as taking care of your smartphone. It’s generally observed that many people settle for a third-party charger that costs less, which can prove to be detrimental to your smartphone in most cases. A generic, 3rd party and cheaply priced charger can potentially cause irreparable damage to your mobile device and shorten the life span of your battery completely.
Cheap 3rd Party Chargers Are a No-No
Why is using cheap 3rd party chargers for your smartphone and tablets unsafe? Third party / local chargers are unregulated in both quality and safety standards, which can end up being a problem in the longer run. You will obviously not be able to recognize the faults immediately, since they will take some time to appear and when they do appear, chances are that they’ve already done their deed in both small and significant ways, negatively affecting the future experience on your smartphone.
How To Detect The Warning Signs?
When you have your smartphone plugged into a third party charger, you will find that most of the time, the screen is unresponsive to the gestures that you are applying on it. While most users will believe that this is nothing more than a fault in the mobile device, they should be aware that this calls for a replacement of the charger as soon as possible. Another scenario where you will find that the charger has done damage is when your smartphone restarts on its own spontaneously.
Sure, smartphones do have a tendency to restart on their accord due to software issues as well, but here, the frequency of these random restarts will have increased to an all-time high. You will also notice that the smartphone battery is no longer giving you sufficient battery time, signifying that the charger has done more than its fair share of damage.
Why Does This Take Place?
This is due to the irregularities of the voltage ratings and the voltage required by modern day Smartphones and tablets. Mobile devices normally require between 3.5-5V. Any more than this and end up inflicting irreparable damage to the mobile device.
On the other hand, we have the issue of current. The amount of current consumed by the smartphone does not have any adverse effect on the handset because it will consume the recommended amount. Having a charger that delivers more current is actually a good thing since the smartphone’s battery will be able to charge faster, even reaching 100 percent in a shorter period of time.
Taking care of your chargers is as important as taking care of your smartphone.
With third-party chargers, there is also the issue of genuineness. Even though cheap 3rd party chargers might have listed the recommended voltage on its backside, which should theoretically play well with your smartphone, there’s no guarantee to know if they are correctly stated. To make them cheaper, the manufacturers of these cheap chargers opt not have voltage/current regulation electronics or even if they do use them, they aren’t reliable enough.
We hope that people don’t opt for cheap 3rd party chargers for their mobile devices. A smartphone or tab happens to be a very expensive investment. Investing in a highly reliable and genuine charger can prolong the effective life what happens to be your most indispensable gadget.