What is the danger of fake phone charging?
The power supply and power cord used to charge the smartphone must meet all safety requirements and have the necessary certificates. Using non-original chargers and cables can damage the smartphone’s charging port or even completely disable the gadget.
A power surge may cause a fire. Fake charging units use low-quality parts, and the layout may differ from the original, which leads to sad consequences. In addition, many modern charging cords (such as Apple’s USB-Lightning) are biodegradable and wear out faster over time.
“When choosing a new cord, you need to pay attention to the inscriptions on its braid and the shape of the connectors and contact groups. Any curvature of the connectors, traces on the metal – a reason to doubt the originality and safety of the cord,” the expert advises.