Is it possible to charge a smartphone with a non-original charger?

If there are several smartphones in the family, can one adapter be used to charge them all? Or is it better to connect only original devices?

Can I charge my smartphone with a non-original charger?

There is only one charger in the kit: do you really need to carry it with you from home to the office? Or can I use any other with a suitable connector? Understanding the nuances.

Is it possible to charge a smartphone with a non-original charger?

Most often you can. The compatibility of a smartphone and charging is completely independent of whether it was produced by the same company as the smartphone itself. And if your phone supports wireless charging, then the manufacturer himself ordered it to be charged from devices from other companies. Because the Qi wireless charging standard is open and public, and anyone can produce chargers using this technology. Read our article on wireless charging for more details.

With wired chargers, in fact, the same thing – everything is regulated by standards. It’s okay if you charge your iPhone with a Lightning cable from a non-certified manufacturer. Of course, you will see the inscription “This cable or accessory is not certified” on the screen, and the smartphone may refuse to charge, but this is usually treated by disconnecting and reconnecting the cable. But such cables are ten times cheaper than the original, but at the same time they often suffer from workmanship (although a lot has already been said about the quality of the insulation of the original Lightning cable).

If you want the royalties from the purchase of the cable to go to Apple, you can buy a cable from a certified manufacturer: they usually cost less than the original, but more expensive than the Chinese know-it. In this case, unpleasant inscriptions will definitely not appear. With charging from the iPad – the same thing. Yes, and a Samsung smartphone can be charged with an adapter and cable from Huawei. Or a non-named USB cable from a PC. Why – read below.

Can a smartphone be charged with a non-original charger?

What if the adapter is too powerful?

Mobile device batteries are designed to take exactly as much power as they need to recharge, or less, but no more. To do this, they are equipped with a controller that monitors this. This practice has been followed by all phone manufacturers since 2007, when the USB charging standard was adopted.

Can I charge my smartphone with a non-original charger?

If the characteristics of a non-original adapter indicate a power of 33 W, and your smartphone is not new and does not support fast charging standards, it’s okay. Because 33 W is exactly the maximum power that this adapter is capable of delivering. If the device only needs 10 watts, there will be no problem – it will receive the same 10 watts. But if a gadget with a large battery and support for fast charging is connected to a 10-watt adapter, it will charge much longer than the manufacturer promised. But in the end it will still charge.

In what cases are problems still likely?

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