How can you charge a smartphone in the car?Learn more about car chargers

14/01/2022
Nowadays, more and more people cannot leave without smartphones, taking pictures, surfing the Internet, especially when we are driving, if we use the navigation function of the mobile phone, the the battery power of phone is dropping very quickly. Once the mobile phone is powered off, it will really drive people crazy.

Some friends mentioned the car charger.Yes.And how can you charge a smartphone in the car?Depending on the year it was made, the make and the options of your car, there are one or more ways of charging your smartphone. We list the most frequent options below.

Via the cigarette lighter:

  • If you buy a car charger with a USB port that you can plug into the cigarette lighter, charging is a breeze.
     
  • You do, however, need a current of at least 2 amperes to charge your smartphone easily. The cigarette lighter can do this without a problem, but it’s a point to watch when you buy a car charger. So check the packaging.
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Via a USB port:

  • A car may also have one or more built-in USB ports where you can plug in your smartphone charger.
     
  • A great many tests indicate that the current that comes from these ports is too limited to charge your smartphone quickly. Some ‘heavy’ apps use quite a bit of energy. If you use your phone as a sat nav too, for example, there is a good chance that this power-guzzling app will empty your smartphone and the power supplied via the USB port can’t cope with this.
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Via wireless charging:

  • The latest car models increasingly include wireless charging technology. Sometimes as a tray or a drawer, in the central console or under the armrest. So you no longer have to bother with cables. You just place your smartphone in the tray (provided it is suitable for wireless charging).
     
  • Every car manufacture may market their own variant, but they all meet the Qi standard. If your smartphone is compatible, then you can charge it without any problem.