Can cheap Battery Packs also damage the phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by johannnn, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. johannnn macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2009
    I have always been hesitant to use the super cheap 3rd party chargers, and there has been many relevant stories here about exploding phones etc (and
    I'm going to China and found a nice Totoro-looking battery pack with 10400 mah for just ~15 USD (picture:
    I was wondering if battery packs can damage the phone in hue same way?
    And if so, how do I know which ones are safe? I always go with Apples chargers, but the battery pack category is 100% 3rd party manufactors. Is there any list of "certified" products or reviews of teardowned products?
    I obviously know of Mophie Juice Pack and some other more expensive brands, but was wondering if I could go down in price a bit (and the big brands are quite expensive here in Scandinavia).
  2. bigjim83 macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
  3. eclipse01 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2011
    Eau Claire, WI
    I had one of the "all in one" battery packs that plug into the ipod/iphone port and stick out an inch or 2, slowly ruin my port.

    The weight of the battery pack slowly made the board disconnect and after about a year of use it no longer worked.

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