Introduction: Fix a Phone Charging Cable

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The wire leading into the connector is a common failure point on charging cables. When my last one started to fall apart, I used some heat shrink to reinforce it.

Step 1: Heat Shrink

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Find a piece of heat shrink and trim it to size. It should go over the body of the connector, the cracked section and a bit of the wire leading in.

Step 2: Add Heat

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Use a hair drier on high or a heat gun to activate the heat shrink.

Easy as pie, and your cable should last you a lot longer!


ringai (author)2014-12-22

After so many decades of manufacturers making cables, you'd think that one of them would have designed some sort of strain relief that doesn't encourage the cable to break.

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