Phone Charging Cords

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BK's Comment
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I have an I phone. I have a problem with charging cords. I buy the best ones, but they only last about a month or so. The last one I bought was guaranteed for a year but only lasted for a month. Now I carry a spare but this irritates me. I personally think all companies should provide a cell phone or pay for it in addition to driver pay since cell phones have become so essential to driving

Any advice for keeping your charging cord operating?

Jamie's Comment
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What’s happening to them? I’ve had the same charger for over a year now, and my original charger still works as well.

Do you bend them a lot?

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I’ve had my iPhone almost 2 years now and the same cord. Stop chewing on them lol

Bird-One's Comment
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Mine have worked just fine. One thing I will say is don’t buy charging cords or electronics in general at truck stops. Only because they are usually way overpriced.

Andrey's Comment
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I bought a couple of 8' long cords at a truck-stop about a year ago, used my points, so got it for free. Both cords are still like new. I also bought cords, chargers and mounts for the older kids who drive, and all for points - you cannot beat the price :-)

G-Town's Comment
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Bruce I’ve had the same 6’ heavy duty (braided) cord for 3 years. Still going strong. Are you regularity cleaning the socket on the phone? I use a straightened-out paper clip to clean the stuff that accumulates in the socket.

BK's Comment
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Bruce I’ve had the same 6’ heavy duty (braided) cord for 3 years. Still going strong. Are you regularity cleaning the socket on the phone? I use a straightened-out paper clip to clean the stuff that accumulates in the socket.

Good advise/ I will check that ou

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Bruce I’ve had the same 6’ heavy duty (braided) cord for 3 years. Still going strong. Are you regularity cleaning the socket on the phone? I use a straightened-out paper clip to clean the stuff that accumulates in the socket.

Good advise/ I will check that ou

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I just helped Ms. Laura (IDMtnGal) with hers last week; charge it upside down. IDKY, but ... my kiddo says so... and it REALLY DOES help!! TechieKids101 V.2... LoL!

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BK's Comment
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Anne, I will check that out. Thanks. You have an IT kiddo? I might be in need of him/her on a regular basis

Kevin B.'s Comment
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Bruce, if you've got an iPhone then you've likely got wireless charging. Can you not just buy a wireless charging pad and then use it to charge your phone? Alternatively, what's wearing out exactly? The cord itself or the plug? Plugs are notorious for flexing and slowly coming apart, I've had a few come apart over the years as the plastic comes apart. Also the socket on the phone gets dirt and stuff in it. Reason I say is they make magsafe cords, it's got a little magnetic tip on the end of the cord that attaches itself to a magnetic piece that you put into the socket of your phone and you leave it there. Then all they have to do is touch each other and power is transmitted, that they're both magnetic keeps them from coming apart but you can easily pull them apart when necessary leaving the piece in the phone's socket.

So far as I know it's originally an Apple thing. They debuted it on some of their desktops and laptops so as to affect cord management. No one wants to walk by a desk or a table and trip over a cord pulling an expensive computer off a table to crash on the ground. If that were to happen the cord would just separate at the magnet and no harm no foul. Also are you using just a cable sheathed in latex or rubber or a braided cable? Reason I ask is that braided fabric cables can have more flex to them if you say roll it up around your knuckles which can kink the wire inside. Something to think about in both cases however...

I'm not plugging this as a purchase, but this is what I'm talking about - https://www.dynx.co.uk/magnetic-charging-cable-usb-adapter-charger-for-ipad-iphone-55s-66s-77-plus

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