Can a battery explode from using a Chinese charger?

Whether to save money, for convenience, or simply because it is the one we have on hand, many times we do not use official chargers for our device, and this can be more serious than it seems, no matter how safe our equipment and batteries are. Sometimes problems can occur.

It is not the first time that we see that a device explodes, if we remember a long time ago, Samsung had problems with a model of its series (Galaxy Note 7) for which even airlines would not let you fly if you had one, and do so without informing It was even a crime in countries like the United States.

Can a battery explode that easily?

To be honest, no, it is not something that will happen frequently even if we use an unofficial charger. However, safety measures sometimes fail, and even if the battery is manufactured to be safe, if for some reason it does not work, the device could end up exploding because of it.

To solve it there is a double factor, that the charger and cable also have this measurement, since if one of the two had an error, the other would correct it.

swollen portable battery

In the case of using a very poor quality cable, Chinese or any other that does not have certification, you run the risk of this happening, even if rarely. In addition, not only would you be putting your life at risk, but the autonomy of your phone would decrease a lot. It makes me laugh when people say that they have had their iPhone for 1 year and the battery degrades by 10%, however, they don’t tell you that they are using a fast charging cable that they found on AliExpress for 90 cents.

The differences in voltage, voltage and other factors that your battery has to withstand cause it to degrade and break down at a much higher speed, all to save a few euros.

And this applies to everything, from the head to the cable or even the battery itself. A perfect combo to increase the chances that you will be the next one whose phone explodes is to change the battery for a new (and cheap) one while using one of those cables. You will have been left not without double protection, but without any.

chinese charger

You may be thinking that everyone buys these types of cables and nothing has ever happened. You probably haven’t seen it, I have noticed many swollen batteries when opening a friend’s device to repair, it didn’t explode, but that’s the reason why it was slow and lasted so little. By not seeing it, we don’t realize it.

Now it’s up to you what you want to do. When they say that cheap is expensive, listen to them, it is likely that you will end up spending more on new accessories or equipment than if you used and purchased official things. In any case, it will depend on the device you have, obviously a 2,000 euro MacBook laptop is not the same as a €80 mobile phone, in that case it is up to you to decide.

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