How to choose the best charger for your iPhone 11, Android phones and USB-C Laptops
The issue with modern devices
With modern devices, the specs are getting better. While this, of course, is a good thing, it also means that phones need to use bigger batteries. As a result of this, fast charging is rising, such as USB-C Power Delivery.
The phones and devices of today are far from what they used to be. They are equipped with advanced cameras that are even better than the best cameras in the world was 50 years ago. They have a screen quality which is tremendously crisp and which has a higher quality than people could only dream of when the first televisions were introduced.
So the devices are getting much more advanced and much better, but with all of those parts working together inside the device to operate perfectly, they also demand more and more power.
If devices would be equipped with the same types of batteries that were used 5 years ago, they would have super short battery life. This is why, whilst the batteries are getting better, you also need to ensure you have the right charger.
We, humans, want everything to happen fast. And frankly, no-one thinks it’s fun to have to wait for the phone to charge when you actually need it. The demand for fast-charging has increased dramatically due to this, and manufacturers are working hard to develop efficient and high-speed chargers for your devices.
In this article, we share some tips for choosing the best charger for your iPhone 11, Android phones, and USB-C Laptops.
Dangers of Excessive or Low Voltage
A lot of people believe that in order to charge your device faster, you just need a more powerful charger. This is not always the case, because as a matter of fact, having the wrong charger can actually be really dangerous.
These are some of the dangers of either having a charger with too low or too high voltage:
- Shortening of battery life and battery damage
- Device damage or complete shutdown of the device
- Improper, erratic, or no device operation
- Excessive heating
- Increased charging times
- Poor charging efficiency and wasted energy
What to think about when buying a charger
With the above in mind, it’s not as simple to buy the first charger that you can find, or even looking for the charger with the highest voltage. There’s more to it than that when it comes to finding the right (and fastest) charger.
1. Make sure the device is optimized for different types of chargers
Even if a charger may fit into your phone, it may certainly not be good to use for your phone.
Each device is different, and each device has a charger made specifically for that model. So this is why you should avoid mixing and matching with chargers. Just because they fit doesn’t mean they are good for your device.
2. Look at the manufacturer’s specifications
The best way to understand your device and what it needs charger-wise is to read the manufacturer specifications. The manufacturer writes in detail what charging specifics work for this device. You may be surprised to hear that some chargers even recognize the voltage required and safely power a device to the manufacturer’s exact specification. In terms of charger technology, that is quite impressive.
When buying a charger, always look for devices labeled with the correct amperage rating. This will ensure that you will get the best charging experience.
Have in mind that not all chargers are created equal, but also have in mind that both the cable and the plug are of importance.
4. Read charger reviews
It may feel difficult to know which charger to choose for your device for optimal performance, while at the same time not damaging your device. Thankfully, there are tons of reviews and comparisons between various chargers so you can find the one that offers the best performance for maximum security for your device.
Let’s talk specifically about Android chargers a little bit.
Most Android phones, especially flagship models from bigger companies like Samsung and Google, charge through USB-C ports.
Samsung, for example, has developed charing such as Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge. But as a matter of fact, you can actually fast-charge a modern Android phone with any good USB-C Power Delivery charger.
USB-C is a simple and easy way to charge your device. Now, it may not always be the fastest way to charge, but it can always come in helpful.
Instead of the lightning connector, you have the USB-C input so you can charge from essentially any USB-C port. But have in mind, as mentioned earlier, the cable is also of importance.
Let’s not forget power banks. When you need power the most, power banks are your savior. They are small, handy, and can truly be a savior in situations when you don’t have access to an electric outlet. Now, have in mind that your power bank, similar to your cable has an impact on your phone and its battery. Furthermore, the cable which is connected to your power bank is also of importance here,