5 Things You Don’t Know About Your Phone Charger

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We are unaware of many of the factors of iPhone chargers. Here are 5 things you don’t know about your phone charger.

Charging your phone is a daily activity for you. You have probably never thought about it but there are many fun things you should know about your phone charger.

1. Are iPhone and iPad Using the Same Charger? 

If you are a constant Apple user, then you have inevitably ended up with a drawer filled with tangled mess of white USB chargers and cables bearing the Apple logo. Well, these adaptors and cables might be different sizes, they are all USB to lightning cables. If you look closely at the fine print, you will find that they are either labelled as 5W, 10W or 12W.

So, what does it mean? Are you actually using the same charger for both iPhone and iPad?

iPhone and iPad Charger

Well, iPad has USB Type-C to Lightning Charging Cable where as iPhone has three different types of charger depending upon their model.

The earliest iPhone had 30-pin iPhone charger whereas Apple introduced the standard 5W USB charger and Lightning to USB A cable for iPhone 5 to up until iPhone X. Finally, in 2019 the new iPhone 11 Pro was launched with a fast-charging 18W USB C charger and a USB-C to Lightning cable. The most recent lineup of iPhone 12 also comes with a USB-C to Lightning cable.

Thus, if you have iPhone 11 and above then you can use the same charging cable for both iPad and iPhone as they share the same USB C to Lighting cable. As for the chargers, iPhone 8 to iPhone 12 support up to 18W so you can use a 10W or 12W iPad charger to charge these phones. However, it is not recommended to use a 5W charger adaptor with your iPad as it will not charge your iPad because it does not provide enough power.

 2. Multi-port Charger Is the New Norm

As the name suggests, multi-port chargers have multiple charging ports to support different types of charging cable. Instead of going through the hassle of carrying around multiple chargers for your devices, carry a single charger compatible with all. Multi-port chargers are ideal for travelling and super convenient for day to day use.

You can use the Syncwire Multi-port USB Charger for all your devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod etc. It supports fast charging for up to four devices. Moreover, being a Syncwire product, these chargers are super durable, robust and premium.

Multi-port Charger

3. Can Any Charger Be Used with Your Phone?

Any phone charger can be used with any phone but you have to make sure that the devices are compatible with the same type of charger. For example, you can use the USB C chargers for all mobile phones that support USB type C.

However, it is not as simple as it sounds. Different phones support different output voltage of the charger. So, you have to make sure that your phone supports a charger’s output voltage before you can safely use it. Otherwise, you could harm your device.

Any Charger Used with Your Phone

Thus, to put it shortly, only use those chargers with your phone that have the same USB type as your charging port and have an output voltage that your device supports.

4. Your Charger Doesn’t Always Deliver the Promised Speed

You must know that charger with high voltage support a higher charging speed. But you charger does not always deliver the promised speed – Why? This could be due to various reasons. For example, if you connect your device with a different charging standard (even with the same current and voltage ratings) the speeds will be affected.

Your Charger Doesn’t Always Deliver the Promised Speed

5. Can You Use A Non-Original Phone Charger?

Most chargers available in the market are counterfeit. You will find the original chargers either in the brand’s official store or at authorized resellers. While many people believe non-original chargers to be dangerous and fake, it is not true for all.

Yes, poor quality non-original chargers are made up of poor components. And, they can be very dangerous as they can overheat the phone, degrade the battery, lead to electrocution and give you a bit of a shock too. Yet, there are many reputable manufacturers that are producing high quality non-original chargers. In fact, in some cases these chargers are alternatives to the original themselves.

Use A Non-Original Phone Charger

One such example is Syncwire where you will find premium quality chargers, which all meet the health, safety, and environmental requirements of UL, CE, and FCC.


Not everyone is a tech geek and enthusiast. Many of us start assuming things and believe in myths without knowing the full truth. Thus, there are numerous misconceptions when it comes to our mobile phones and chargers. Today we have tried to reveal the truth behind a few of the most widely heard myths about chargers.

Hopefully, some of your misconceptions are cleared now!


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