6 ways to care for your laptop charger and power cord to extend its life
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  • Maintaining the integrity of your laptop charger will help ensure you can safely charge your laptop with it for longer.
  • Tightly wrapping your laptop power cord is among several reasons it breaks down faster.
  • Avoiding contact with table edges, exposure to liquids and more can help prevent wearing down the rubber protecting the wires inside your cord.
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A laptop charger is essential to have on hand, and replacing one is a pain (and can be expensive.) There are a few simple tips to follow when it comes to extending your laptop charger’s life. 

Laptop chargers have two parts: a transformer and a power cord. The transformer is the brick that converts the current from your power outlet from AC to DC, and the power cord connects the charger to the outlet. 

Over time, transformers can overheat, which can cause internal damage. Simultaneously, any section of your power cord can wear away and expose the wires inside.

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