Everything you need to know about how to choose the right charger for your mobile

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Has your charger been damaged and you want to know how to choose the correct charger for your mobile? Well here at Androidphoria we have good news for you and that is that you have opened the publication that will answer that question.

How to choose the charger your smartphone needs

Over the years, mobile phones have become more modern, so having a compatible charger is vital for it to work correctly and not suffer long-term breakdowns. Therefore, it is very important that you take note of everything that we will explain in this publication.

Not just any adapter will work

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Beyond the peculiarities of each charger, the first thing you should know is that there are two main types of chargers: classic wall adapters (of which there are a wide variety depending on the electrical outlets of each country) and adapters for charge your smartphone in the car.

It’s crucial that you choose your adapter wisely because they don’t all have the same USB ports (although more on that a bit later) and even if you find several adapters with the same port, the electrical loads they handle can be different.

In the particular case of Spain, most wall adapters are for type C plug sockets. In addition, there are adapters for different types of voltage. While in many European and Asian countries the voltage can be 220 or 240 volts, in South America and Caribbean countries it can be 120 volts.

The cable and type of USB port

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Not including the iPhone Lightning ports, the two most common types of USB ports are microUSB and USB-C. The most modern mobiles usually use USB-C ports while the older or low-end models usually use microUSB ports.

As far as cables are concerned, variety is also the order of the day. Some cables may have a USB-C connector to connect it to the mobile and at its other end a USB-A port (the classic USB of computers). You can also get USB-C cables whose other end is USB-C and this should be taken into account when you are looking for an adapter or if you already have one.

The power of the adapter and what your smartphone requires

This is an extremely important aspect when choosing the correct adapter. The good news is that it is very easy to calculate the power of a charger. You just need to know the number of amps and volts it supports.

For example: a charger that has a capacity of 5 V (volts) and 2 A (amps) can charge up to 10 W (watts). In short, you just have to multiply the volts by the amps and you will know how many watts the adapter will support.

Remember that you have to know exactly how much electrical charge your smartphone can support. Ideally, the wattage of the adapter should be the same as the wattage your smartphone requires.

How to choose the right charger for your mobile with fast charging

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The arrival on the market of mobile phones with fast charging has made smartphones require a greater amount of volts and amps. The truth is that in this case the principle is the same, and that is that you must know what is the load that your mobile supports.

For example, if your mobile has a fast charge of 30 W and you connect a 100 W charger to it, it will not charge faster or explode, it would only continue charging at 30 W. Of course, remember that it is recommended that you have an adapter of the same type. capacity of your smartphone.

Some mobiles may be compatible with more than one fast charging mode. For example, in addition to the native fast charging mode, some smartphones have another fast charging mode created by Qualcomm called Quick Charge that we have already talked about. There are also mobiles that offer compatibility with the Power Delivery fast charging mode whose capacity is 100 W and which has an increasing number of compatible devices.

If you know the capacity of your mobile, all you have to do is look for a compatible charger with the same power and certified for this fast charging mode so that it works correctly.

How to choose the right charger for your mobile with wireless charging

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Despite its advances, wireless charging is still a very unstable method of charging a mobile. If the mobile is placed properly, it will not charge properly and energy will be wasted.

Apart from that detail, the situation is the same as far as compatibility is concerned. The main thing is to make sure that the charger you choose has a charging power identical to what your smartphone needs to charge.

If your mobile has a capacity of 15 W, the wireless charger must have the same capacity. We not only recommend that you look for a charger with the same capacity as your smartphone , but also one that makes it easier for you to place your mobile in the correct position due to the aforementioned problem.

Final conclusions on how to choose the correct charger for your mobile

In summary, you just have to make sure that the cable is compatible with the USB port of the mobile and also with the port of your adapter, that the adapter has the same power as your mobile and that it is compatible with the type of electrical outlet of the country from where you read us and voltage level of your electrical service (120 – 240 V).

Where can you find the necessary information? As long as you know the make and model of your smartphone, all you need is to look for its technical sheet on the internet. With it, you will know how many charging watts your mobile needs and the type of USB port it has. Keep all this in mind and you will easily know which adapter and USB cable you need.

Now that you know how to choose the correct charger for your mobile, review our publication of the best USB-C cables that can be found on the market, surely one of them may be the one you need. We have also made a list of the best chargers to recharge your mobile from the car.