How To Choose A Power Cable? 

Mobile phone has grown to become a basic necessity over the last two decades. The rules of engagement and meeting setting and even the way business is conducted has changed with this invention. In the last 10 years, the introduction of smart phones changed the way we had conventionally thought of a cell phone. It is no more a device to receive and make phone calls, instead, it is a mini computer which is used for emails, entertainment, GPS maps and as a camera. Due to the multifaceted use of smart phones, they have become an indispensable part of our lives. It is hard to imagine an hour without a mobile phone. But the above mentioned multiple uses have a drawback i.e. fast draining of the batteries on these devices. Everyone is always looking for power sockets and then waiting for the phone batteries to replenish. It is an inconvenience to wait for the phone batteries to charge and that’s why we are always looking for ways to do it better and faster. The right choice of a power cable is as important as the choice for a right pair of jeans because it can save us from a permanent state of unwarranted distress. 


The first and foremost quality one ought to be looking for in a power cable is its durability. We often have to roll up the cables and put them in the pocket or in the bag, a cable of lesser durability, to the unpleasant experience of most of us, often breaks up of cracks in the rolled up condition. Similarly, a cable must be able to withstand a sudden jerk when we dislodge it from the phone or a child just stumbles upon it while it is still connected to a phone. The power cable must be reasonable flexible and strong to withstand a little rough usage. Some companies make cables which are quite strong when they are new but after a few months, their rubber insolation starts to melt away or just break off at random point. You know it is the end of the power cable when you start seeing a turtle neck forming on the cable. 

Charging speed 

The newer android models and Apple iPhones have many times bigger batteries than came with the original models only a few years back. The larger batteries take much more time to charge and that is precisely why most of the older charging technologies have gone obsolete. Most of the newer charging cables like the Anker lightning cable, for example, have been designed keeping in view the factor of charging speed. They are meant to make the most use of the fast chargers that come with the mobile phones and employ the fast charging feature of the newer mobile models. Many people error in under appreciating the importance of the charging time and the variation in it based upon the cable quality. One cable might take as long as 2.5 hours to fully charge a phone which can be charged in half that time with a better cable available in the company.  


All power cables are not compatible with all mobile devices, even those that have the same ports as the mobile phones. It is important to make sure that the cable you are looking to purchase should be compatible with your mobile phone. The lightning cord is compatible with most of the models out there. It is pertinent to look for the exact size and shape of the port on your device and the one on the cable you need. If the two match, then one should read the technical details to see the software compatibility. Moreover, many a companies provide a 30 days return policy if the shipped cable is not usable with your device. It is always a good idea to look for the companies which do provide this facility. 

A power cable is as much a part of our lives as any other accessory. It is wise to think hard before choosing one because the chosen cable would be your partner in your home, in travelling and in your office for the next few months. It would charge your phone for hundreds of time before it is eventually lost or damaged. The time it takes to charge your device and the lifespan of the cable itself varies over the brands a lot. A fast cord from Sobre can be an investment in the long run while a substandard one would save a few dollars in the short run and end up costing more in the long run.