Introduction: How to Save Your Charger

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A common problem amongst cell phone chargers is tearing of rubber and wire at the point of the actual charger from over use. In order to avoid this and save yourself the hassle of having to buy a new charger follow these simple steps.

Materials You Will Need:

  • Charger
  • Scissors
  • An old spring loaded pen

Step 1: Unscrew the Pen Point

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First you must unscrew the tip of the pen. This will expose the spring loaded mechanism inside.

Step 2: Remove the Spring

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Simply pull out the spring from the mechanism. Discard the rest of the pen since it will now be useless.

Step 3: Stretch the Spring

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Next you must grab both ends of the spring and pull until it begins to stretch out. This will make it easier to wrap onto the charger wire as well as making it a more snug fit.

Step 4: Hooking the Spring

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Take one end of the spring(It should be a circle of metal) and hook it onto the charger wire.

Step 5: Attaching the Spring

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Pinch the end that you just attached. With the other hand grab the free end of the spring and begin to twist it around the charger wire. Soon enough the entire spring will be threaded onto the wire.

Step 6: Slide the Spring

Slide the spring up the wire until it fits snug against the charger port. When all steps are complete, using the scissors cut the two free ends of the spring so it stays flush around the wire. With the spring now tightly attached it will protect the end of your charger as well as keeping it from bending at damaging angles.

Comments

seamster (author)2015-10-15

Interesting idea, thank you for sharing!

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