Power, car or induction. Which charger should I choose?
The chargers differ in the way and possibility of use. Some will need access to a socket for use, others will be used in the car, and still others in any place where necessary. Network chargers are the most popular and currently we use them most often. We can use them to charge electronic devices by plugging them into an electrical outlet. For this reason, we will use them only where there is an electrical outlet. There are also chargers, which have an additional detachable USB cable, thanks to which we can charge the device using the USB port, e.g. in a computer. When you are on the road or often driving a car, it is worth having a car charger with you. Plug it into the cigarette lighter socket. You should know, however, that in most cases you will only charge the device in the car when you insert the ignition key and start the vehicle. A modern and very practical solution is an inductive charger. This allows you to charge your device wirelessly, i.e. in any convenient way, without the need to connect the device directly to the charger with a cable. Induction charger is usually in the form of a flat pad, which in turn is equipped with a power cable. We place the device on the pad and connect the pad with the cable to an electrical outlet. All you need to do is make direct contact between the device and the charger to be able to replenish the energy deposits in it.
Key parameters of the charger
Some people probably remember that time when only certain models of chargers fit into each device, and even every manufacturer designed their devices so that they were only compatible with the chargers that were included in the sets. Today, however, we have more freedom to charge electronic devices, which we owe to the unification of chargers to the micro USB standard, although there are still devices that we do not charge in this way. This means that we can charge most models of smartphones, tablets, cameras and e-book readers with one charger. When choosing a charger, however, you need to pay attention to several important parameters and features. The charging voltage, which is expressed in V (Volts) is very important. We must also take into account the current, which in turn is expressed in A (Amps). We also cannot be sure that the identical micro USB connector will allow for safe charging of our device. We must remember that higher current translates into lower battery life. At the same time, however, the higher the intensity, the shorter the charging time. For a longer equipment life, a slower charging practice works better in most cases. This applies especially to Li-Ion batteries. Does this mean that we should not use fast chargers at all? If we use this option only occasionally, when we are short of repair time, we should not be afraid that our device will stop working properly prematurely. However, we try to avoid intensive and short charging on a daily basis.