Don’t Use a Fake iPhone Charger If You Don’t Want to Burn Down the House

Genuine iPhone chargers manufactured by Apple are certainly super-expensive. Heck, even the cheapest cable costs $19 at Apple, and when adding another $19 for the power adapter, it’s no surprise that so many iPhone owners are looking at cheap counterfeit chargers.

But according to one British organization, doing this is a very, very risky thing. Electrical Safety First conducted a research to determine how dangerous fake iPhone chargers are for their owners, discovering that out of 50 such chargers, no less than 49 failed event the most basic safety checks.

The knockoffs were purchased from the UK, but it goes without saying they were made elsewhere, mostly in China. They are widely available, though, so pretty much anyone can buy such a thing for just a couple … (read more)

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