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How to pick the ideal charger for your smartphone / tablet

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Have you ever wondered why your smartphone charges faster when you use its original charger? Are you familiar with plugging your tablet to charge overnight and in the morning it's still not fully done?

Also, have you noticed how fast your device overheats just because it is connected to a wall adapter?


All these questions can be answered in just one phrase:

Different devices have different charging circuits


Let's further analyse this:

Charging a device safely and efficiently requires the correct power supply between it and the charger. For example, most iPads need 2.4 amps, the Galaxy Note series requires 2 amps, the iPhone 1 amp, etc.

All these devices have a separate power profile when it comes to charging. However, keep in mind that chargers in general can work with any device, but they are not optimized to provide the most efficient or safe charging.


Feeling confused? It get trickier!


New technologies like Qualcomm Quick Charge 2, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3 and Type C Power Delivery can optimize the charging quality but also require a special smart-chip to be install in both the device and the power adapter.

At this point it is worth mentioning the possible dangers that frequent charging of our devices with a "faulty" charger can cause. Both overcharging and low voltage can in the long run affect the quality of the battery as well as the function of the mobile or tablet.


Take a look:

  • Poor charging performance and energy loss
  • Reduced battery life and / or damage
  • Failure of the device, even turning it off completely
  • Improper, irregular or even deregulated operation
  • Overheated system
  • Increased charging time


Now that you understand the importance of choosing the right charger for your device, follow these tips to make sure you pick the ideal one on your next purchase!

(1) First of: There's no need to replace the original charger contained in the package. If it is not damaged, there is also no doubt about its efficiency. The reason the company included it in the package is because it meets the specifications for optimizing the charging of your device.


(2) If you are still looking for a charger, make sure to pick the right one for your device: iPhone, tablet, Android etc. For example, we all know how different Android devices are from Apple. A key factor in your choice, is the interconnection and power requirements of each device.

So, an Android charger will not charge an Apple device at full speed, but also, due to incompatibility, it can potentially damage it.


(3) A very useful tip, if you are in doubt about the quality of your charger, is to use a voltage protector. Although devices have become smart, a cheap charger does not provide protection against overheating and short circuits. Also it doesn't provide the appropriate power specifications to ensure the protection of your equipment.

If your charger does not have SC (short circuit) or OV (over-voltage) protection, it can overheat at any time and burn your device.


(4) If you cannot use the original charger, look for products that work with the same technology as the manufacturer. Using standard voltage not only provides faster charging, but some technologies, such as Anker's PowerIQ or PowerDelivery, recognize the voltage required and safely power the device to the exact manufacturer's specifications, as does the charger that comes with your device.


In addition, you should play attention on the power banks / wireless chargers you use when you are out and on the go.


Take a look on the rated voltage required to optimally charge your device to avoid overheating, malfunctions, and battery damage and choose your power bank accordingly.


Extra tip: The cable you use also plays an important role in charging quality. In summary, it can be said that most cables have the proper specifications for safe charging. But pay attention - disputed market cables are very likely to reduce the speed and quality of charging, even if the charger is ideal.


Let's sum it up!



When looking for a charger for your equipment, pay attention on the rated voltage / charge voltage.


Prefer branded products, with manufacturer certifications (eg Anker chargers and cables are Apple certified, for full compatibility without problems)


It is important for your charger to have an overvoltage, short circuit and overheat protection system.


The point is to make charging reliable and secure for you and your devices. Differences in charging speed are not huge. It is more important to ensure that your device is in good condition.


If you are looking for your next charger. take a look HERE.

Kooqie provides only top rated products, of famous manufactures to ensure nothing but the best experience and customer satisfaction!


We hope our guide was enlightning! Stay tuned for more!




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