With mobile technology becoming an integral part of our daily lives, power banks are no longer the accessory only used by a niche audience. They have now become a necessity for almost everyone and hence, the demand for power banks has drastically increased in the past few years.
As a result, the business has also boomed and now you can easily find power banks everywhere; from the top tech-companies to the local street corner stores.
While, on the one hand, the increased demand for power banks has provided a boost to tech-businesses; on the other hand, it has also paved the way for fake or low-quality products. Knowing that a large number of buyers are attracted to low price-tags, many companies manufacture counterfeit or low-quality products to attract a wider audience.
Although there are people who prefer quality and do not hesitate to pay more for a high-quality product, a large segment of the audience takes buying decisions on the basis of the price-tag. It may seem like a good deal, but when it comes to products like power banks, quality should be one of the primary factors to consider when making the purchase decision because the cons of buying a low-quality power-bank go far beyond the shorter life of the product.
Wondering what other disadvantages there can be?
To help you get a better understanding of why you should never compromise on the quality of the charging device, here we are highlighting some of the downsides or dangers of using a poor-quality power bank:
They Can Damage Your Phone’s Battery
Most cell phones need a charging device with an output voltage of 5V and most poor-quality power banks do not provide the required output voltage, even though their labels claim so.
While charging your phone at a higher or lower voltage device will not cause any immediate problem, it can damage your phone’s battery in the long run, thereby, significantly reducing your phone’s battery life.
Their Batteries Can Leak
While the two aren’t exactly similar, the battery of a poor-quality power bank can leak just like a low-quality alkaline battery.
Most power banks contain batteries made of lithium-ion or lithium-polymer, which can be very dangerous. Upon contact with air moisture or water, the leaking fluid gets converted into hydrofluoric acid, which is toxic and can also cause severe chemical burns and injuries if they come in contact with the skin or eyes.
They Can Catch Fire and Explode
Unless you have been living under the rock, you must have heard about the incidents of power banks exploding and catching fire. According to research, there are two major factors that can cause such incidents – low-quality battery and poor or inefficient circuit design. Unfortunately, both these issues are present in most of those low-priced power banks that we happily buy thinking we have got a good deal.
High-quality power banks not only deliver just the right voltage, but they also have the ability to protect themselves from damages due to high-voltage, over-current, and over-charging, as well as to prevent short-circuits and leaks.
At Wabii, we have an amazing collection of the best quality power banks, such as the UL Certified Metal 10,000 mAh power bank that has both lightning and micro USB input options. Visit our website to check out our entire range of power banks.