Mobile Phone Chargers

Charging your mobile phone safely

Mobile phones are considered essential nowadays. But do you know the dangers surrounding fake mobile phone chargers?

1.8 million chargers are bought online each year in the UK by mobile phone owners in search of a bargain. Though it’s often cheaper to buy imported, unofficial chargers, the cost can be much greater in the long run...

Fake mobile phone chargers are often made with poor quality components that fail to meet UK safety regulations. This means they can cause injury, electric shocks and even fires.

What kind of mobile phone do you own? Read on to discover more about the importance of using an iPhone, Samsung, Google, Blackberry, Nokia, Huawei, HTC, Motorola, LG or Sony mobile phone charger manufactured by a reputable retailer.

iPhone chargers

From the early-day iPhone 3G through the iPhone 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 generations to the latest generation iPhone X. Around 200 million Apple iPhones are now sold each year worldwide.

Apple is well known for its brilliant technology, and many households own several Apple products – which means you might well be in need of more than one charger to power them all...

The best way to be sure that you’re not sold a fake charger is to buy from one of the many Apple stores you’ll find on the UK high street or another reputable retailer.

Think your iPhone charger could be a fake or not fit for purpose? Follow our 3-point safety check to find out.

Samsung mobile phone chargers

Technology giants Samsung manufacture everything from TVs to chemicals.

Over the years, they’ve released hundreds of different Samsung mobile phones, including the popular Galaxy range which includes the Samsung Galaxy S, J and A series.

When it comes to charging your phone, you should always buy a branded Samsung charger or purchase one from a reputable, reliable retailer.

To find out if you’ve been sold a counterfeit or potentially dangerous charger, follow our 3-point safety check.

Google Pixel mobile phone chargers

Launched in 2016, the Google Pixel became the first mobile phone released by Google. The Pixel 2 was released in October 2017.

When it comes to charging your phone, you should always buy a branded Google Pixel charger or purchase one from a reputable, reliable retailer.

Use our 3-point safety check to discover how to spot an unsuitable mobile phone charger.

Blackberry chargers

Because these have a Qwerty keyboard and offer many useful communication functions, Blackberry phones are especially popular with business users.

But if you want to leave your charger in the office and purchase another to have at home, you should always be sure to buy from a reputable retailer.

Use our 3-point safety check to discover how to spot an unsuitable mobile phone charger.

Nokia mobile phone chargers

For a long time, Nokia were the world leaders in mobile phones; nowadays, they offer customers everything for affordable pay as you go options through to the popular Nokia Lumia series.

When it comes to topping up battery power on your Nokia mobile phone, you should always use a charger that’s been made by a reputable manufacturer.

Concerned that your mobile phone charger might not be up to standard? Read our 3-point safety check to find out.

HTC mobile phone chargers

HTC may be one of the newer brands on the block, but they’ve quickly become a leading manufacturer of tablets and mobile phones.

Whether you own an HTC One, HTC Desire or one of the other smartphones in the range, you should always use a charger that you know has gone through the required safety checks.

If you want to check that the charger you’re using with your HTC phone is safe to use, follow our 3-point safety check.

Huawei mobile phone chargers

Huawei has become an alternative manufacturer of mobile phones.

Whether you own an P9, Sonic, or one of the other smartphones in the range, you should always use a charger that you know has gone through the required safety checks.

If you want to check that the charger you’re using with your Huawei phone is safe to use, follow our 3-point safety check.

Motorola mobile phone chargers

Small but perfectly formed Motorola phones are built to last and easy to operate – no wonder so many people still choose this well-established brand.

To keep yours working correctly and avoid any accidents, you should always use a charger from a reputable manufacturer to boost the battery on your Motorola phone.

Try our 3-point safety check to be sure your mobile phone charger is safe to use.

LG mobile phone chargers

Packed with the very latest technology, LG smartphones have become particularly popular in the last few years thanks to their large, high quality screens.

To protect your phone from damage (and yourself from a nasty shock), it’s important to use either an LG-branded charger or one that’s been built by another reputable retailer.

If you think you might have been sold a counterfeit or dangerous charger, read our 3-point safety check.

Sony mobile phone chargers

Sony is the trusted brand of choice for many – whether you’re talking about headphones, TVs, cameras or mobile phones.

But did you know how dangerous a counterfeit chargers can be? Not only can they cause damage to your Sony smartphone, but they can also cause shocks and even fires.

Worried your charger might not be fit for purpose? Our 3-point safety check can help you quickly identify a potentially unsafe charger.