About Mains Chargers
Here at MyMemory, we offer a wide range of mobile phone mains chargers, as well as power adapters and multi-port chargers. We stock big brands such as Anker, Apple and Samsung, so whichever smartphone you own, we have a charging solution for you.
Are all Android mains chargers the same?
The vast majority of Android smartphones have a micro USB connection, which means any micro USB mains charger can be used to charge virtually all Android devices.
Android device manufacturers such as HTC, Motorola and Samsung are rolling out USB-C technology across their latest smartphone models. This new version of USB connectivity is designed to charge your devices faster, while the shape of the connector is the same whichever way it is held (which means no more frustration with attempting to plug it in upside down).
What’s more, both ends of the USB-C charger cable are the same, so either end can be plugged into your phone or mains adapter. However, this does mean the cable cannot be plugged directly into the USB port of a computer or laptop.
What charger do I need for an iPhone?
Apple has only introduced infrequent changes to its charger ports. Since the launch of the original iPhone in 2007, the same charging port was used until the release of the iPhone 5 in 2012, when Apple introduced the Lightning port. This proprietary technology has been used for all iPhones released up until the start of 2017.
Can I overcharge my smartphone battery?
While it is possible to overcharge your smartphone, the advent of smart charger technology has largely eradicated this problem. Smart chargers allow you to leave your phone unattended while charging without fear of overheating. They charge in three stages:
1. The “bulk” charge, when a large amount of amperage and voltage are dumped into the battery
2. Absorption, when the battery has charged to 80%. At this stage, the amps are dropped but the voltage is maintained
3. The “float” charge, when charging is slowed to a trickle as the battery reaches 85-95% capacity