Tech Friday: Making power adapters last longer

Posted By on October 20, 2017

bendingthewireHere’s a short tip for making power adapter wires last longer when traveling or packing them in a computer bag: When winding the cord, don’t wrap the first loop too tight.

The usual fail points when cords are coiled over and over are where the wires enter the power block or the plug, so allow for a long "lazy" loop when starting the wrapping … and end the wrap keeping the plug in end flat against the power block when possible. By doing this, the AC power cord will last for your devices life.


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