True, cables are quite inexpensive and can be quickly replaced should they are misplaced, stolen, or broken. It’s difficult to find someone who hasn’t had their USB charging or data cords damaged because they broke and ceased operating at some point. This can be aggravating if your cable breaks at an inconvenient time.
Cables may appear elegant and robust when first purchased, but as you use them, it almost appears like they were engineered to eventually fail — so, you know, you can keep buying new ones. If you’re weary of frequently breaking your wires, read the recommendations below to learn how to avoid doing so in the future. If, on the other hand, you’ve never broken your phone’s USB cable, these ideas will come in handy.
Method 1: Remove cables carefully
Improper removal from computers and power adapters is one of the most prevalent reasons of cable breakage. You should not pull the cable halfway when disconnecting it. Instead, carefully pull the cable at the end that plugs into the device you’re removing it from. Pulling a cable from your device too hard will cause it to snap.
Method 2: Avoid bending/folding frequently
You should try to prevent bending your cables as much as possible. When you bend your wires too many times and too firmly, you eventually shorten the cable’s lifespan. Excessive bending of your cables frequently damages them at the point where the cable connects to the plug, destroying the internal wires and rendering the connection worthless.
If you must coil your wires, make sure to do so correctly and avoid coiling them at the place where they join to the plug. Furthermore, avoid using your cables in places and postures (such as on the bed) where you will be bending them needlessly.
Method 3: Make The Use Of Cable Protectors
Cable protectors are attachments that safeguard cables from breakage and damage by protecting them at the most susceptible place, which is where your cable connects to the plug. Cable shields are often constructed of rubber or other flexible, pressure-resistant materials. If you can’t resist bending and coiling your cable, you might consider purchasing cable protectors.
Method 4: Spring it up
Putting a spring on one (or both) ends of your USB cable. The spring might be from your pen or any spring that fits the width of your cord. Simply wrap the spring around your cable to prevent it from breaking or wearing out when you fold or bend it.
Frequently Asked Question
Why are my charging cables constantly breaking?
Tension and pressure are bad for the cable. One of the most common causes of chargers cable breaking is being squashed and heavily bent as a result of tension or pressure. The most likely place for fraying is where the plug connector meets the cable.
How can I know if my charging cable is damaged?
If you notice the cord is fraying or bent, it is probably time to replace it. However, damage is not always visible, so instead of using the wall adapter, try plugging the cable into a USB port on a computer to determine the source of the problem.
Do charging cables degrade over time?
It makes no difference whether you use Android or Apple: Yes, any charging cord will eventually wear out and lose its usefulness.