How do you choose the right charger for your smartphone?
Choose a charger
There are different types of chargers. To choose the best charger, ask yourself the following questions:
- Which connector do I need?
- How much power do I need?
- Which type of charger do I need?
Which connector do I need?
When choosing a charger, the most important thing is that you choose a cable with the right connector. You need a lightning cable for an iPhone, while most new Android phones have a USB-C connector. Older and cheaper Android devices still have a micro USB port, which is angular and only fits in your device in one way. A USB-C connector is symmetrical, so you'll never plug your cable in the wrong way.
How much power do you need?
A charger often lists the power (in watts) or the current (in amperes). Those values determine how quickly the battery of your smartphone will charge. The cheapest chargers deliver 5 watts/1 ampere, which means charging takes a few hours. A 10 or 12 watts (2.1 or 2.4 amperes) charger can charge twice as fast. In addition, you can also charge devices with a large battery (such as tablets). To charge even faster, you need a fast charger that is suitable for your smartphone.
What kind of charger do I need?
There are several ways to charge your phone. If you want to charge your phone quickly, go for a fast charger. Depending on which charger you choose, the battery of your phone can charge up to 4 times faster. If convenience is important to you, choose a wireless charger. You'll never have to search for your cable again. Are you on the road a lot? We have fast chargers with multiple connectors suitable for your car.