Power cables question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Glennster, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Glennster macrumors 6502

    Glennster

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    I read an article over the wknd that was dealing with avoiding purchasing certain iPhone and iPad 3rd party power cables & plugs as some have been known to fry the device or even catch fire.

    My question is: other than buying directly from Apple are there actually safe brands out there?
     
  2. dukeblue219 macrumors regular

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    For starters, anything with the Made for iPhone logo should be fine, and there are a million "reputable" brands that aren't Apple. The cables in particular don't deal with very high power relative to other household appliances. Cheap chargers with no branding can be a risk, sure, but if you stick with well-reviewed products on Amazon and use your judgement it's not a problem. Using a charger you found on the street that looks wet would be bad. Using a free charger from a conference might be a bad idea (for several reasons). But an Anker charger from Amazon is no more dangerous than a malfunctioning Apple-branded product.

    What products did this article speak of? Just a generic "watch out for cheapo chargers" type of piece?
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I always just make sure they're Apple MFi certified.
     
  4. Glennster thread starter macrumors 6502

    Glennster

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    Mainly items sold at gas stations and dollar stores.
     
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    I use the Anker brand cables and have found them to be good. Just look for MFI certification when ordering.
     

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