When you buy a USB charger, how do you know if you’re getting a safe, high-quality charger for your money? You can’t tell from the outside if a charger provides silky-smooth power or if it is a dangerous charger that emits noisy power that cause touchscreen malfunctions and could self-destruct.
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Find out the difference between the USB Type C connector and USB Type A and why it is now being adopted by all major manufacturers of mobile devices
Many of us buy USB chargers online or on the high street simply because they are cheaper! However, many of us don’t realise that these cheap chargers could actually put us at risk of electrical shocks and even fire!
Type-C USB is quickly emerging as the new standard for transmitting not only power but also data. What is USB Type-C? And why do I need it?
Electrical Safety First is the UK charity dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries caused by electrical accidents. Their aim is to ensure everyone in the UK can use electricity safely. In this report they explore the reality of how dangerous counterfeit electrical products are including counterfeit USB chargers.
Is your business ready for fast USB charging? Not all USB chargers are created equal – some trickle charge, some fast/smart charge but not many charge at the OPTIMUM rate for every device using IDR (Intelligent Device Recognition), and not every USB charger is safe.
In May 2012 the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘From Our Own Correspondent’ contained a report from Peter Day, Global business correspondent, BBC News.
All USB chargers look alike, they all have the same familiar USB socket – they must all be the same, right? Wrong! USB chargers are complex pieces of electronics with over 50 components all working together to get the charge bar moving across your smart phone or tablet. They handle the difficult task of transforming the potentially dangerous 240V AC mains power from your wall socket to a safe 5V DC – and all of this often in a space smaller than a golf ball.
All USB chargers look alike, they all have the same familiar USB socket – they must all be the same, right? Wrong! USB chargers are complex pieces of electronics