A phone charger is a must-have accessory while on the road. Keep your phone always charged up in case of emergencies as well as to route you to your destination.
As more features are added to smartphones each day, their battery capacities are unfortunately not increasing at the same rate. Therefore, you need to charge your phone more often to keep your phone running, making a phone charger an indispensable accessory in your car.
Since there are many types of cell phone car chargers, here are some tips and warnings that you should be aware of whenever you use a car charger.
1. Avoid Car Battery Drainage
You should unplug your charger from the power source when it is not in use. Even when it is not charging anything, leaving the phone charger plugged in will drain the car battery and may deplete its power if the engine is not running. However, new car chargers have safeguards, which can cut off charging when your devices’ are fully charged. Check to ensure that the charger has these safeguard properties to protect your car’s battery from being drained after your devices are fully charged.
2. Ensure Compatibility Across All Your Mobile Devices
When you buy a car charger, make sure that it is compatible with your phone and other mobile devices that will require charging while on the road. Though a majority of the devices are compatible with the universal USB charger specifications, some of them were manufactured before the standards were put in place. Consequently, you should always carry chargers that are compatible with your devices to avoid inconveniences while traveling.
3. Avoid Degrading Your Cell Phone's Battery
Using your car charger continuously to charge your phone will steadily degrade your phone's battery and reduce its lifespan. Once your phone is charged up or near to a full charge, unplug it from the car charger to help maintain the health of the phone's battery.
4. Charge Faster by Turning Off Your Phone
To increase the charging speeds while using a cell phone car charger, you should turn off your device. Turning off reduces the rate of power consumption by your phone to zero while it is plugged in hence increasing the rate of charging significantly.