Here are 5 ways you can take good care of smartphone chargers

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You’re probably used to the panicky reaction many have these days when they realize their device’s battery life is getting low. While battery longevity is crucial, we often forget that batteries are useless without the right chargers. Of course, it would be wise to extend the life of our devices’ batteries, but in the meantime, we should take good care of our chargers. Here are some pointers on how to achieve this.

Always pull off the head

Never attempt to unplug a charger from the outlet by grasping and pulling on the cord; Instead, unplug the head. Even if it seems to be working and you don’t injure yourself, eventually the stress will cause permanent internal damage.

keep it dry

Keep it dry and away from water sources. Never charge in the kitchen or bathroom and always clean up spills as soon as they occur.

keep it cool

Chargers can be damaged by extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. Avoid leaving chargers on carpets or rugs, especially in warm areas. Insulate it before moving it throughout the winter.

Keep it hidden

A misplaced charger can suddenly turn into a tripwire. This could cause you serious harm in addition to damaging the charger (e.g. tearing the cable or breaking the plug head).

Use a surge protector

Electrical surges can happen at any time, and if severe enough, they can damage or even kill electronic components. Don’t take the risk, especially in stormy weather or in buildings with improperly constructed electrical circuits.

Frequently asked Questions:

1. What are Lithium Ion Batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries are a type of rechargeable battery that use lithium-ion as the main component of the electrolyte. They are widely used in portable electronic devices, electric vehicles and renewable energy systems

2. How often should we charge our phones?

According to the manufacturer, the typical lifespan of a lithium-ion battery in a modern phone is 2 to 3 years or about 300 to 500 charging cycles.

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