Counterfeit chargers can reduce the battery life of your smartphone. Roman Kusakin, the founder of Neovolt.ru, said this in a conversation with Gazeta.ru.
Kusakin noted that in addition to official chargers, there are non-original charging accessories on the market. The specialist listed the potential harm from such devices – for example, too slow charging of the gadget, incorrect indication of the battery level. The author noticed that the lifespan of the smartphone may also decrease.
“For a non-original charger, the declared characteristics may differ from the real ones,” the specialist emphasized. According to Kusakin, when choosing the described charger, you need to choose an accessory with the appropriate voltage, which should be the same as that of the original charger. “In the case of a smartphone supporting fast charging, a special selection is required for the compatibility of the charger and smartphone technology, as well as for voltage and current, which are indicated in several combinations,” the author summed up.
In mid-November, representatives of M.Video-Eldorado reported that sales of network and wireless charging accessories in Russia had grown at a record. In the nine months of 2021, Russian consumers bought 4.5 million devices for charging for about five billion rubles.