Have you noticed that your phone charged at its best when the charger being used comes with the packaging? Do you feel frustrated? Ask this to yourself: “I plugged in my phone all night then why it wasn’t fully charged?”. Have you ever said to yourself why on earth your phone gets hot while charging?
As it turns out, all of these three questions can be answered by this truth: different devices have different charging circuitry.
For example, you can think of it as a handshake. Other examples would be the different devices and their corresponding electricity requirement: iPad requires 2.4 amps, Galaxy Note series requires 2 amps and iPhone 1 amp. Different devices have different power profile especially when they are charging.
Not because there are universal chargers, it does not mean that it could provide efficient or safe charge to any device since they are not optimized for such purpose.
Picking the charger with right charging circuitry is not just about avoiding frustrations but it is more about preventing the occurrence of any problem in the future. Excessive and low voltage of the charger could cause problems. Some of the problems that will likely to occur would be poor charging efficiency and wasted energy, excessive heating on the device, it would take long time to charge the device, and even shorten the battery life of your device.
To assure safety and making sure that you are picking the right charger for your device like the smartphone or tablet. Then you must take and follow the following tips.
First and foremost you must use the original charger for your device. Thus, ,the charger that come with the packaging the moment you purchase the device has a purpose. Due to different power requirement of the device and also the unique relationship of the charger, that is why every packaging comes with a charger.
Second on the line is to check if the device is optimized for various type of charges. The devices are quite different from each other brand to brand, so the charger of an iPhone will not give the same charging capacity to an Android phone.
Voltage and surge protectors must be used when charging the device. Though our phones today are becoming more advanced, the charger on the other hand has become cheaper and cheaper. Now, there are no available over-current or over-voltage protection, or even power specification to make sure that the electronic devices are being protected. Without short-circuit or over-voltage protection, the charger will overheat thus causing damage to the device itself.
Then, you must take heed all these tips in choosing the right charger for your device.