One of the biggest mistakes that, on occasion, most of us have made is to buy or think about buying cheap chargers for mobile phones.
With the temptation of a charger that fulfils the same function for less money many end up buying something that may be useless o harmful to their mobile phones. But do we know the danger that our mobile devices face in the face of this purchase?
Cheap chargers: cheap can be expensive
The charger, that accessory of the mobile that we have lost, broke or borrowed and, never seen again. With what the result always ends up being the same: buy a new mobile phone charger.
No matter the situation, now you have to buy a new one and possibly go to the nearest store or buy the cheapest mobile phone chargers you can find.
But to the surprise of many, this type of chargers, although at first glance offer a fast and safe solution, in most cases they are not so. With which we ask you the following question: would you be willing to save some euros knowing the real consequences that carry these cheap mobile chargers?
Although during the first time of use these said chargers seem to be perfect, the headaches will come later. As that popular proverb says, “everything comes, everything happens and everything changes.”
The first problems will come hand in hand with the efficiency of the load, since it takes about 4 hours or 5 more to finish the full load, because it does not use the fast charge or it heats up to very high temperatures.
But, aside from these, what are the main disadvantages or consequences that the use of a non-original charger could bring?
Consequences of using a non-original charger
Cheap chargers come to us from the sky when we need them and we find them at bargain prices. In fact, it’s only advantage is its minimum cost.
It is true that a mobile phone charger of this type fulfils its basic function of charging the phone’s battery. However, there are indications that you should be alert to not end up in the
- Swollen battery. If the output voltage of the charger is not compatible with the capacity of our battery, it is very possible that it will swell and even explode. Therefore, when you see that the battery is beginning to deform, you must first dispense with the charger and, as soon as possible, change batteries in a specialized repair center.
- Slow loading. When you see that the process of full charge of the device takes too long, do not ignore it, since it is the first indication of incompatibility of the charger. Exorbitant noise. If during loading, your mobile device produces too much noise, you should bear in mind that this is not normal, therefore, to prevent any kind of future damage, you must stop charging with this cable.
- Error in the touch screen. When you reach the point that when loading you cannot use the touch screen because it does not work, set the alert to the maximum. This is a serious sign that buying a cheap mobile phone charger ends up being expensive at the end. Well, in this case your mobile phone will be receiving more charge, more power than you need.
How to know if a charger is compatible with our smartphone?
Connection type. Nowadays, the majority of mobiles are connected by means of a Micro USB connection, some retain the mini USB and the IPhone requires a cable with a lighting connection. But the most reversible and leading connector on the market is the Type-C type, which most new generation smartphones carry.
Output voltage. Pay special attention to the label of the charger, in the output section, since the output voltage is indicated there and normally it is usually 5V.
Intensity of the energy. Look at the intensity of the charger and compare it with that of your mobile phone. If you have one of the cheap chargers sure that its amperage is much lower, so it is going to demand more and as a result you will notice a warming of both the charger and the mobile and charge too slow.
That said, we recommend that you do not use these chargers and the best you can do next is to opt for one of the alternative charging methods. Which? We see them below:
Mobile loading methods
The alternative loading systems to an original loader are several. Have you ever heard of wireless mobile charging systems? It is a very present system in the recent devices of the iPhone brand. These have crystal cases that allow wireless charging for mobile.
Another option, a little less effective than the original charger but perfect for trouble situations is charging by external battery. The external batteries or power banks are accessories that save us and will save several times from being a lot of hours disconnected.
Finally, we suggest you make use of the charging stations incorporated in furniture in your establishment. It is the IoT furniture, with mobile charging integrated through USB connectors or wireless connectors (wireless Qi), which are incorporated into the equipment in a simple and economical way. This allows users and customers their mobile phones away from home and in parallel with any other activity.
Enter now and have a look at all the types of chargers we can offer you. We recommend the desktop chargers, because they will be very useful especially in emergency situations or when users need multiplayer.
Do not forget to consult our smart furniture that includes advanced mobile charging devices with Wireless QI technology. Ready for the technological update of your business with original chargers?