Power Supplies

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20 September 2021

iPhone 13 is supplied without a power supply unit - an overview of fast chargers

Last week Apple introduced the four new iPhone models. A charger or power supply unit is not included in the scope of delivery for any of these. If you want to buy an iPhone 13 and still don't have a suitable charger with a USB-C port [...]
23 April 2021
USB C power adapter photo

Can you charge an Apple iPhone with a Samsung power adapter?

This question came up the days when I was talking to a friend who switched from a Samsung Galaxy to an iPhone 11 Pro. And in principle the answer is simple, because [...]
25 August 2020
In the test: Anker PowerPort III Nano

Anker PowerPort III Nano: does it have what it takes for the new universal smartphone power supply?

I'm in relatively close contact with Anker and I often get power banks, hubs or charging plugs sent over for testing. This time, however, the package from Anker came under a new aspect. The company's PR department [...]
20 January 2020

Reader's question: Can it hurt if you charge the iPhone with the iPad power supply?

Can it hurt to charge the iPhone with the iPad power adapter? - I was asked this question the other day. And as you know from my previous blog posts, I like to experiment with chargers, power banks, charging cables and [...]
16 August 2019

Dynamic Detect power supplies from AUKEY - full power from all sockets

When looking for the right charger for various devices and connections, you will find many offers. With its relatively new "Dynamic Detect" range, the manufacturer AUKEY offers three chargers that automatically adjust their performance. [...]
6 December 2018

AUKEY GaNFast - Faster charging with smaller devices

AUKEY recently introduced new chargers for use with the mains on one side and a device to be charged on the other. Nothing new in and of itself if these devices are not combined with compact [...]
9 February 2016
Apple plug affected

Risk of electric shock: Apple launches AC adapter plug replacement program

Anyone who knows the power supplies from Apple will know that a small plug serves as an adapter for various types of sockets. Exactly this small power supply plug now seems to be causing problems. Batches produced between 2003 [...]
21 September 2015
Ion Tailgater Bluetooth

Reader's question: Ion Tailgater for iPod no longer makes a sound - power supply unit or battery defective?

Question from Fabian: Hello, I had rented the Tailgater (without a more detailed type designation) and now it no longer receives any power - neither via the mains plug nor in battery mode. The backup seems fine to me. If the device were to be used over [...]