Nowadays when we buy a smartphone with it, a microUSB to USB cable and a power adapter, which we call a charger, also usually come. In some cases, the power adapter and the cable are inseparable. In other cases, the power adapter is not even included, as in the case of the Motorola Moto G. However, it is possible that with the passage of time, we have several chargers, and several cables. It is not uncommon that sometimes we use some and sometimes we use others, but the truth is that this can destroy our smartphone, especially if we use the Turbo chargers that have arrived now, with the Nexus 6 for example, or the charger of a tablet with a smartphone, as there are also usually big differences.
What can happen to the wrong charger?
Basically, if we charge the smartphone with a charger that is not yours, or that is not like the original, we can find that, in the best of cases, the smartphone charges slower than normal. That wouldn’t be a big deal, except for the fact that we’ll spend a lot of time charging the battery. However, another case could lead to the battery to burst, which would cause the acid to come out, which could further damage our smartphone, or ourselves. Of course, it could even cause the circuitry of the motherboard to burn, so we would also be left with a smashed smartphone or tablet.
How to know if the charger is correct?
To know if a charger can be used correctly with the smartphone, we must look at the voltage and intensity of the charger. To do this, we look for the word “Output” in the charger, and we can see the voltage in Volts (V), and the Intensity in Amps or milliamps (A or mA). These must be the same as the voltage and current that the smartphone accepts. If our smartphone has a battery that can be removed, we look at the battery for the voltage and intensity of “Input”. If the battery can not be removed, and it does not put anything, we can look at the rest of the smartphone, although we may have to refer to the manual of the smartphone or tablet. We can also, from the terminal, look at the status of the battery and the charger with apps like Ampere, which shows information about the autonomy of the device.