You’ve Been Charging Your Smartphone All Wrong
5. Using the Wrong Chargers
Phone manufacturers issue phones with their compatible chargers. Even though smartphones have the same micro USB connector, it does not mean that any charger is suitable for use. After-market chargers are often wired differently to that of the flagship phone. The circuit chips inside them are not always the same as the standard version it is meant for. The connectors could be the same but the chargers could be dissipating different energy than what it is meant for
Even the USB cables themselves could be different. So far, there are three versions of USB available. They include, USB 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. USB 2.0 dissipates 500mA, while 3.0 can go from 900mA-1500mA. In short, stick with the USB charger that came with the phone when you bought it.
At the end of the day, smartphone batteries are meant to be used. To protect your investments, ensure that you take all necessary precautions to make your phone’s battery life last longer.
If you can’t stay up to charge your phone all night, invest in smart plugs and power strips which automatically disconnect once your phone is fully charged.