It’s impossible to imagine life without a mobile phone in today’s society. Every few months, new models enter the market, prompting us to upgrade our existing versions. It is also important to take into consideration the types of cell phone chargers as well as their technical specifications. How can you charge your cell phone if different types of chargers are incompatible? As a result, there are various types of charger available on the market today for various kinds of cell phones. As a matter of fact, this article will provide you with an overview of the various types of charger available on the cell phone market today.
Understanding the different types of cell phone chargers available on the market is crucial to making an informed decision! Instead of hoarding multiple charger wires around the house or office, use this method!
A list of seven different types of cables and pins for cell phone chargers:
As we move forward, let’s examine the differences between different types of cell phone chargers:
Type A USB Phone Chargers:
Typically, USB-Type A chargers come with male USB connectors that connect to computers or laptops with female Type-A ports. This type of cable cord typically has a rectangular shape with the pin connectors positioned at the bottom. The recipient can connect any device, such as a mobile phone, power bank, iPod, with a type B or C charger. In modern host devices, type A chargers can only accommodate specific ports that are becoming obsolete as a result of their rigidity.
Type B USB Phone Chargers:
Printers, scanners, and external disk drives use USB Type B connectors, which are compatible with female Type B ports. The top corners are sloped and they have a distinctive square shape. Connecting Type B connectors to an external device primarily a computer requires both a Type A or C connector. It was the intention that led to the invention of Type B connectors to connect two host computers instead of peripheral devices. The Type B port is gradually disappearing from the commercial market and being replaced by new types of USB chargers.
Type C USB Charger:
In the world of charger ports, USB-Type C chargers are relatively new. In just a few years, they will be the best alternative to most conventional charger ports such as A and B. These connectors are reversible, which is their primary advantage. There is no limit to the orientation in which the connector can be plugged into the port. Furthermore, USB-C ports are quite powerful when it comes to connectivity, faster data transfer, and faster charging of other devices. Type-C chargers are becoming the default type of charger for many cell phone brands, such as Samsung and Nexus.
The mini-USB charger for cell phones:
There is no doubt that Mini-USB chargers are no longer part of the electronics scene. It is true, however, that during the era of digital cameras, these chargers were a game changer when it came to the way devices were charged. It is pertinent to note that Mini-USB chargers are much smaller and thicker than other types of cell phone chargers. This charger cable has a flat-ended USB on one end and a smaller version of either a Type-A, B, or C charger on the other end. Due to their on-the-go incompatibility, these types of cell phone chargers cannot switch between device and host modes.
Micro-USB charger for cell phones:
Micro-USB chargers are among the most popular types of cell phone chargers in the world. Samsung and LG have made these chargers the standard throughout the world for their mobile phones. A micro-USB charger has many advantages over a mini-USB charger. In addition to being physically smaller than Mini USBs, these chargers are OTG (On-the-Go) compatible. Additionally, these devices support high data transfer speeds up to 480 MBPS! There are 2 types of USB chargers for cell phones – Type A and Type B, although Type B is the most popular.
The type of charger for USB 3.0:
This is the newest advancement in mobile technology known as USB 3.0, or Superspeed USB. With a transfer rate of 625 MB/s and a charging rate of 900 mA, USB 3.0 is the fastest so far on the market. A 3.0 can be distinguished from a 2.0 by the blue color of its receptors. A USB 3.1 charger, also known as Superspeed+, is available today. Data transfer rates of 2500 Mbits/s are possible with USB 3.2 chargers, which combine superspeed and superspeed+. Additionally, these types of cell phone chargers have subtypes, such as USB 3.0 Type A, B, and C, of which the 18W Fast Charger USB-Type C is quite popular.
Lightning Charger for Apple Devices:
There is no doubt that the Lightning phone charger cord was designed and owned by Apple Inc. The original thirty pin dock connector that came with the iPhone 4 or iPhone 3 has been replaced by Lightning connectors. In place of thirty, Lightning cords have only eight pins and can be plugged into the female port in any manner. Lightning chargers are included with all Apple models, including the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max. In 2018, Apple announced that all lightning connectors would be replaced with USB-Type C. Despite this announcement, we don’t expect that to happen anytime soon.
In my opinion, those are a couple of the most popular types of mobile phone chargers out there on the market today. Before you upgrade your cell phone, check the charger types to see if they’re compatible with your existing devices. You’ll end up with chaos and confusion if you have dozens of chargers!