As the number of mobile phone features grows, their batteries may drain faster than in the past. If you are on the road for a trip, whether business or pleasure, you need to keep your phone charged in case of an emergency. Therefore, a phone car charger is an essential safety component before hitting the highway. There are many types of car chargers, though, and you want to find the best match that is safe for both your phone and your vehicle. Here are three tips for using a cell phone car charger that will keep your mobile life powered up.

Ensure Compatibility

Make sure that you can use the cell phone car charger you buy with all devices that may need charging during a trip. Your devices may include:

  • • Mobile phones
  • • Tablets
  • • Digital media players
  • • Laptop computers
  • • Handheld game consoles
  • Many chargers safely match most devices through universal USB charger specification, but some being sold today were manufactured before the adoption of those standards. You always need to check for compatibility before buying and plugging in.

    Avoid Draining Your Car Battery

    Unplug the cell phone car charger when your phone is fully charged. Leaving the charger plugged in continuously drains your vehicle’s battery, especially if the engine is not running. Some newer charger models have safeguards that, in effect, turn them off when your phone or other devices are fully charged. Be sure to check if the car charger you bought has these safety features. However, unplugging the charger once you unplug your mobile devices is always good practice.

    Protect Your Phone’s Battery

    Do not plug in your phone and leave it continuously charging. This will weaken your phone’s battery and shorten its lifespan. When your phone is fully charged, or close to a complete charge, unplug it from the charger. This practice, whether at home or in the car, can protect your phone battery.

    We have many chargers to choose from. Shop our line of car products to find the right model that works with all your devices, and feel free to contact us with any comments or questions.