It is disheartening to discover that your smartphone chargers are gone bad after an unexpected power surge, such things do happen, and when they do, its hard to get the original Chargers back, though not completely impossible. If by circumstance you are unable to get the right charger for your type of device, then this post should be useful to you as you take note of specifications I will be giving you as an alternative so you could still move on with your device!
The Manufacturer specifications for their mobile phone Chargers do differ and this is due to the fact that the batteries in these mobile phones are not the same in terms of their material, chemical combinations and reinforcements. Is important to understand simple tips to keep our phones running smoothly. Some phone’s battery do last longer than the others due to differences in their Amperes. The Amperage of the battery is what determines the number of hours or days it can last. So, that’s to say that the higher the amperage, the longer your battery last during usage depending also on how much time you spend on your phone. Let’s say for example you have an infinix phone with the following specs:
Infinix Note 4 Specs Highlight:
- OS: XOS Based on Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro) 4G LTE:
- Screen Size: 5.7 Inches FHD IPS Touch Screen
- Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Processor Type: Octa-core CPU, MediaTek MT6753 Chipset
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal Storage: 16 GB. External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB
- Rear Camera: 13MP & Dual LED Flash Front Camera: 8MP Front-placed
- Fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 4300 mAh Non-Removable
Did you see the battery specification? It is rated at 4300mAh. If you now try using a phone charger of just 5V and 500mAh to charge this phone’s battery, you could keep waiting till eternity because you will waste your time waiting for a full charge for many hours. But the same 5V/500mAh battery will be excellent for the basic or feature non smart phones you can use for just just minor activities like calls, SMS, Opera mini browsing with other small java apps. For example, the Tecno model T728 phone with a battery spec. of 3.7V/1200mAh.
So, the best charger for a battery rated 4300mAh like the infinix Note 4 will be between 5V/1800mAh-2002mAh [1.8Amps-2Amps]. So you must give attention to voltage and amperage rating when buying your next charger.
If you are the techy type like me, you could go ahead measuring the current supplied by your charger using a professional multi-meter, oops! never mind though, as keeping with the limits above is a safe zone to play around. Aright, lets I forget: never try cutting off the head of your damaged charger and try to connect the charging cord directly to Ac power source because the voltage output is between 110-220Volts and something around 13Amps which is far higher than your phone’s charger output which could also send one to an early grave! [laughs] So, doing that will only cause more damages right?
Read Also: 13 Tips To Keep Your Phone Runing Smoothly
How To Check It Out
Before you trash the damaged charger, simply write down the charger Voltage/Amperage rating you can find on the chargers base or side as a guide for buying the non official ones just in case the official ones are out of reach.
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