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It is worth noting that Apple this year provided all iPhone 12 phones without a charger, but in the box you will find a cable (USB-C to Lightning) that works with USB-C power adapters and ports on your computer.
And here comes an important question, can you connect any charger to your phone to charge it?
The short answer is yes, as the vast majority of phones now include a USB-C port for wired charging and support the same wireless charging standards, but the big answer includes a little more explanation.
How are chargers classified?
The main factor that all chargers have is the watts, or what is known as (charging capacity), which means the amount of power that the charger can provide to your phone battery at the same time. Tablets and laptops usually have higher power chargers, as they have larger batteries.
The charging speed of your phone also depends on the amount of watts provided by the charger and the maximum power required to charge your phone, so the charger included in the telephone box always provides you with the best charging efficiency.
If your phone is not charged or the charger is lost or damaged, you should look for the charging data for both the charger and the phone on the web so that you can purchase a good replacement, for example: the new iPhone 12 can withstand up to 20 Watts.
So, if you buy a 20 watt charger from Apple, it will increase the charging speed of your new iPhone 12 by about four times faster than the old official 5 watt charger. Of course, the old charger can charge the iPhone 12, but the problem you will encounter is the very slow charging rate.
This also applies to laptop ports, for example: the latest devices (MacBook Pro) can output 10 Watts from the ports (USB-C), so you can use the cable (USB-C in Lightning) to charge This means that you will have twice the charging speed offered by a 5W charger, but it is only half as fast as a 20W charger, assuming that your phone requires a 20W charging capacity.
If you want to charge your phone battery as quickly as possible, then you need a charger that provides the same charging capacity that your phone requires, and this is most often found in the charger that came with your phone as mentioned earlier.
When it comes to fast charging, this is a technology that phone manufacturers adopt in different ways and you will not usually find the same standards among brands. For example: The OnePlus 8T supports fast charging of 65 watts.
As with wired charging, to get the best results from fast charging, you need both the charger and the phone to support the same charging capacity, which means you can not connect (OnePlus 8T) to any charger and wait for the battery to charge 100% in 39 minutes. OnePlus says it is essential to use a charger that offers the same capacity.
While wireless charging is a bit different, you will find that charging capacity is also measured in watts, but wireless chargers are slower than wired versions. Most modern phones have the same wireless charging (Qi) standard. So you can use any wireless charger with your phone, as long as the phone and the charger support the same standard.
What charger can you use with your phone?
If you use the right cable or wireless standard, you can use any charger with your phone, as modern phones adjust the power supply to save battery power, so there is no risk of damage to your phone with a slightly lower or higher charger.
However, you should be careful with the use of cheap branded chargers or old chargers that have been around for years, as they may not comply with the same safety standards as modern chargers.
Cheap chargers and cables can also be life threatening, say researchers: “Cheap chargers without any known brand can cause serious injuries or burns. Because it may not comply with safety standards and quality tests compared to those made by well-known brands. “
Therefore, to protect yourself and extend the battery life of your device, be sure to use a new charger owned by one of the phone manufacturers or a reputable company that makes phone accessories, even if they are slightly more expensive than others.
The bottom line:
At this point, any new charger works with any new phone, but you will not have the fastest charging speeds or the most efficient charging rate if you do not use a charger made by the same telephone company. And when it comes to fast charging, you need to use a charger specifically designed for your phone.
The same goes for wireless charging, so any charger can be used with any phone if it supports the same wireless charging standard, but it is possible that charging speeds vary from one charger to another.
The only exception here; They are in the new iPhone 12 phones that use the new charging standard (MagSafe) designed specifically for them, which is based on a strong magnetic connection to attach the phone to the charging cradle, so the use of new (MagSafe) chargers is not recommended with phones other than the iPhone 12.
It is worth noting that Apple itself has warned not to insert credit cards, hotel key cards, transfer cards or passports between iPhone and MagSafe charger, as this may damage the magnetic strips or RFID chips in these things.
The charger can also leave circular marks on the outer cases you use to protect your phone, except to leave the same circular marks on the back of the glass phone itself if you are not using a case.