How to Repair Frayed Charging Cables

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Photo: TaTum2003 (Shutterstock) – Are your power cords hanging on by a thread, very like my mental state? Our laptop computer and phone chargers beara great deal. Some cables tear and fray thuswithout delay that it’s virtually as if they are meant to fail thusyou’ll replace them at a profit to the manufacturer… huh. luckily, there area unitmanyeasystrategiesto assist your cords survive (or recover from) the twists and turns we have a tendency to expose them to on an everyday basis.

Take preventive precautions

The easiest way to keep your chargers in good shape is to take proper care of them from the start. The most important thing to remember is that any cable will suffer from excessive pressure and bending. Consider carefully disconnecting your phone from the gadget the next time you’re going to pull it out of its charger. Another suggestion is to avoid using your gadget while it is charging, since this will reduce the amount of bending and twisting of your cables.

Use electrical tape to help you out

Wrapping a frayed cable with non-conductive tape, which may safely wrap around any exposed wires, is the easiest method to save it. Patching frayed areas with electrical tape, while not a permanent solution, can help slow down any existing breakdown. Simply straighten the cable and wrap the tape securely around the base, as long as the wires are still intact. (Be sure to tape the cord while it’s unplugged from the wall outlet to avoid electrocution.)

Make use of heat shrink tubing

Heat shrink tubing is a more secure and long-lasting repair alternative than electrical tape. More information on how to shrink wrap your cables may be found here. Because the effects are so slick, you might want to use it as a preventative step rather than just damage control.

With a pen spring, MacGyver it

Do you have a broken pen sitting around the house? Protect your cords by repurposing its organs. Simply roll the spring onto the cable and slide it to the end of your charger that receives the greatest wear and strain.

If none of these suggestions work, it’s time to change your poor phone charger to one that will last more than a few weeks.