Are third party iPhone chargers sold on eBay safe?
Jan. 10, 2012 at 11:57
I once had an eBay sourced iPod Shuffle charger melt (smoke and everything) when plugged into USB. For that reason alone I won't get any more from eBay. Sent a message with a photo showing him what happened to his cable and never got a response.
Cheap crap is cheap crap.
By all means get a third party cable and do not pay Apple's prices but I wouldn't ever get a no-name from God knows where again although I am sure 99.9% of them are fine.
Jan. 10, 2012 at 17:39
Any charger with USB connector is safe to charge any phone (including iPhone) as long as it's brand name and not from unknown HK/China based Ebay seller.
Go for higher AMP output (at least 1A) to have your phone charge faster. Buy from amazon or any other respected retailer.
JanSt / MOD
Jan. 10, 2012 at 17:47
Also: worth noting that while the original iPhone charger WILL also charge an iPad etc...some 3rd party chargers don't. But yep: I used a couple of sub-£2 chargers without any problems.
But as MDrx says - I wouldn't go for total no-name, no-box" chargers. You get a cheap one in Tesco etc....
matt101101 / MOD
Jan. 10, 2012 at 17:50
Basically, buy it from somewhere accountable, but there's no need to pay Apple's silly prices.
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