How To Keep Your Cables From Breaking

Written By Alla Levin
March 08, 2020
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How To Keep Your Cables From Breaking

If you are like most of us, you will have no doubt broken your iPhone or Samsung cable before, or it may be on its last legs as it stands.

This is not uncommon. After all, with extensive use, the cable gets worn out, which can cause it to tear open at the base of the connector. Sometimes, the cable still works, but it’s not wise to use it, as exposed internal wires are a safety hazard. 

With that in mind, it certainly pays to know some basic tips on how you can stop your cables from breaking. Below, we are going to take a look at three tips that will help you to protect the longevity of your cables.

These tips are not only useful when it comes to phone cables, but they can help with all of your cables.

After all, there are so many important cables we use in the home, including fiber optics HDMI cables for watching videos, as well as cables connecting to all of our major appliances. 

  • Reinforce the cable – One option you have is to reinforce your cable. If you take a look at the web, you will see that there are plenty of DIY tricks for those looking to reinforce their charger cable. One popular solution is to wrap the small springs from pens onto the ends of your cables, which will stop them from making sharp bends. 
  • Don’t make sharp bends – The main reason why cables break is that sharp bends are created near the connector. This is because people use their phone while it is on charge behind the sofa and stretch the cable as far as they can. This will cause the cable to kink and split open, exposing the wires inside. You may want to consider investing in a longer cable or an extension lead to stop this from happening. 
  • Wrap the cable correctly – Last but not least, make sure you wrap the cable correctly when it is not in use. This is something that the vast majority of people do not take the time to do, but it is really important. The best way to wrap your cable when storing it is to loop it around a few times so that a circle is created. This ensures the cable, whether for your phone, TV or something else, is wrapped without any sharp bends or kinks.

All in all, there is no denying that there is nothing more frustrating than plugging your phone in to charge only to discover that the wire is about to snap in half on your charger.

You can make sure that this does not happen by following the three tips that we have provided in this blog post.

This will ensure that your cables last for longer, and this is going to save you more money in the long-run as well. 

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