Be nice to your power adapters to ensure they have a long fulfilling life. Your charger is like any other metal cable or cord, it will deteriorate over time. Cables don’t like to be bent, chewed on, stepped on, rolled over, or be put under excessive strain. Here are a few tips to keep your adapter happy.
When wrapping up the cords around the brick at the end of the day don’t pull them to tight. Leave a little slack where they connect to the brick. Pulling it tight will cause a lot of unnecessary strain on the connection point. Bending the wires inside at the same spot over and over will eventually make them break. With Mag Safes, leave a small loop at the connection point, then wrap the rest around the wings.
It is also a good idea to disconnect the three prong cable from the brick before wrapping it.
When unwrapping the cords, make sure you support the brick. Grabbing hold of the cable and dropping the brick can cause excessive damage. Imagine bungee jumping with a rope instead of a bungee cord.
While using your laptop, give the cord some slack when plugging into the computer. Pulling it tight or bending it under your laptop to make it reach will ruin the cables.
The biggest no-no is transporting your laptop with the cord plugged in. The sight of people walking around with their chargers still attached makes me cringe. Letting the brick dangle with nothing to hold onto except the laptops DC jack. This causes strain everywhere, on the end of the cable from the weight of the brick, the connection on the brick, and also on the laptop itself.
Is your laptop power adapter battered and bruised? Can you see exposed wires or have patches of electrical tape? We have many new and used adapters in stock. We can also fix those busted DC jacks.