If you are an ardent phone user, a power cable is for sure amongst your everyday essentials.
Without it you will be locked out from the ever-engaging interwebs because I mean, we need our phones powered up, otherwise you would not have even come across this article, yes?
But there’s something you dislike about this power-transmitting companion, something that makes you change your loyal ties and buy another one:
You first saw a tiny crack at its ends. You took it for granted until the crack opened up unforgivingly, and now it has a displeasing look; all torn up and dirty.
You wish you took apt action from the first crack but you have no option to bid it bye and purchase another.
Then now you have a new one, and to this one you want it to last longer without breakage. Here is how you can easily achieve that:
1. Do not stretch it.
Be careful to not apply pressure if the cable cannot stretch further while charging.
This will cause pressure on both ends of the cable and automatically damage the part of the cord that is connected to your device.
That is why it is important to avoid lengthening the cable to the very end. And if you can, avoid using your phone while charging.
2. Purchase an Enhanced cable.
To avoid frequent upgrades of your cable, you can buy one that has already been upgraded.
These cables come with a type of thread that is tied together that prevents bending and eventually breaking. These are the ones with a firm sheath and strong fibers.
This will prolong its existence and allow you to even stretch it and not suffer serious damage.
3. Fold the cable properly.
Often, the cable is damaged due to the user not folding them properly.
The most common practice is to fold and seal it for storage.
This is not recommended because it can be affected by the pressure they face when they are twisted in an incorrect rotation or double circle.
The best thing about this is to make careful and articulate circles without putting any pressure at all.
4. Use DIY/Home tricks.
Improvise ways to protect the cable ends.
The most popular and convenient options are restraining the cable ends using tape or a pen spring.
In this way, the cable is prevented from bending and continuing to separate or be affected by its daily use.
Another option is using straws, where you cut fitting pieces to the ends and lightly heat them till they constrict the area and provide an extra layer of protection.