- Always buy chargers from a reputable retailer and check that they have the CE mark.
- Get a good quality charger for electronic equipment. With poor quality chargers there is a higher risk of electrocution, fire or damage to the device.
- Don’t buy a charger if it feels very light, is supplied with a two-pin plug or if the USB port is upside down. Also watch out for labels where the manufacturer’s full contact details are unclear or not present at all. If words on the label or packaging are spelled wrong, don’t buy it.
- Be wary of cheap chargers that may be not be genuine even if they appear to have the logo of a well-known brand.
- Do not charge electronic equipment overnight as it can overheat and become a fire hazard.
- Once the device is fully charged, unplug the charger.
Example of a charger with a fake CE mark