Once you start to notice that your phone charger is starting to get a little bit worse for wear, it's definitely time for you to start thinking about getting a new one - and quickly. A damaged charging cable can cause serious problems in your home, as well as physical harm to you or your loved ones.
We're all guilty of it - You've just noticed a small amount of damage to your iPhone cable; maybe the casing is wearing away, or the wiring is slightly on show... It still works and buying a new one is just too much effort right now, so it's probably not that bad, right? WRONG. Here are some serious reasons why you should replace your damaged charging cable right away...
1. You're damaging your devices
Using a frayed cable to charge your smartphone or tablet? Soon your device will end up damaged as well. Frayed cables stop electricity from correctly flowing through your charging cable into your device, and as a result, could cause power surges which damage the internal components of your phone or tablet. Replacing a faulty cable is much cheaper than replacing a broken iPhone or iPad.
2. You are putting your surroundings at risk
Power surges caused by a frayed or damaged charging cable can also cause your device to overheat and start a fire. This is a huge risk to your home, especially if you leave your phone or iPad charging unattended. Electrical fires are occurring more and more often and can cause serious damage.
3. You're at risk of electric shock
The wires left exposed as a result of worn cable casing are unprotected and volatile. The casing of your charging cable is designed to protect you from the electric currents flowing through these wires. If you come into skin to skin contact with one of these wires, you could be left with an nasty burn, or worse...
4. You could harm someone else
If you think about how much damage an exposed live wire could do to you or your home, think about what it could do to someone a lot smaller than you. Toddlers and household pets are prone to curiosity and exploring. If a small child or an animal comes into contact with a damaged charging cable, the results could be fatal.
5. You could lose your life
It may sound drastic, but in extreme circumstances, a damaged charging cable could lead to death. There have been numerous cases reported where fatal house fires started due to a faulty charging cable, and if the surge of electricity is great enough, it can also lead to fatal electrocution - particularly for smaller children. Your life is worth more than the cost of a new iPhone charger.
What causes damage to my charging cable?
Although the possible consequences of a damaged cable are drastic, there are many ways you can avoid this from ever happening in the first place. Here are three common causes of cable damage and what you can do to avoid them...
The casing of your charging cable is put under extreme strain when stretched around a corner or pulled at an angle - for example charging your phone while lying in bed or sitting on the sofa. This type of strain causes the casing to tear; leaving the live wires exposed.
Many people are guilty of carelessly pulling out their phone charger using the cable once they've finished charging. Using this method to remove the charger instead of carefully removing via the connector is harmful to your charging cable and can cause damage to the casing.
Bad quality/fake charging cables are a recipe for disaster. These generic "one size fits all" cables are often prone to electrical surges and tend to use cheap, thin plastic for the wire casing. This kind of cable does not offer the user any protection and the casing will break easily.
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The 2 meter length of this charging cable is super practical and prevents strain and pulling on the cable. The angular connector also means the cable is well-adapted for use around corners (ie. whilst in bed or on the sofa.)
The shape of the connector makes this cable super easy to remove from your phone or tablet once you've finished charging. No more harmful tugging on the cable to pull your charger out.
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