Fix a Phone Charging Cable

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

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

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!



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    4 years ago on Introduction

    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.