Thanks to this simple trick you can prolong the health of the charging connector of your terminal and your USB-C cables.
One of the components of a mobile device that degrades the most over time is its battery, since, despite all the advances in other areas such as screens or cameras, in recent years we have hardly seen improvements that extend the useful life of smartphone batteries.
It is clear that we can take measures to protect the integrity of the batteries when charging them as disable fast charginguse the smart charging function, which takes care of reduce charging speed at nightor use apps like AccuBattery to charge the battery only up to 80%, but, in addition to taking care of the mobile battery, we should also worry about preserve the life of your charging connector.
For that reason, today we come to tell you What is the correct way to connect the different elements when charging the mobile?since simply doing this you will avoid damaging the charging connector and also the USB-C cables.
You must first connect the charger to a USB port or power, and then connect the USB-C cable to the terminal
The most common is that first connect the USB-C cable to the terminal and then connect the charging cable to a USB port or the charger itself to the mainsbut this way of charging the mobile carries its risks, since, due to the fact that the charging connectors of smartphones have pins with positive and negative voltages, this can cause a spark that can damage both the charging port and the USB-C cable itself.
This is so because air conducts electrical current and can therefore cause nearby conductors generate a spark, which, due to the action of oxygen, can cause oxidation and corrosion on charging cables and even on the connector itself. Obviously the charging cables can be replaced, but if the charging connector is damaged we will not be able to charge the smartphone, something that will force us to repair it or purchase a new device.
Therefore, when you are going to charge the mobile you should connect the charger to a USB port or power outlet first and then connect the USB-C charging cable to the device’s charging port.
You should know that these short circuits are more common on iPhones, and many users have complained about problems with lightning cables that stop charging after connecting the cable first and then the chargerbut, even if you have an Android mobile with a USB-C charging cable, you should also follow this recommendation because, in this way, you will avoid damaging the charging port of your device and the cables you use to charge it.
Apart from connecting the charger first and then the charging cable, also you should follow these simple tips when loading the terminal:
- Try to use fast charging as little as possible: its prolonged use can cause a faster deterioration of the battery
- Before putting the mobile to charge, make sure that both the charger and the charging cable are approved and work correctly
- Do not leave the mobile plugged in when it is already 100% charged and charge it before it drops below 20%; experts recommend keep the smartphone battery always between 40% and 80%since, in this way, the battery charge cycles are extended
- Activate the smart charging mode in your terminal so that when you charge it at night, the battery slowly charges until it is time to get up