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Can iPhone cables like the ZeroLemon 10ft. Cable ruin the battery?

I've had both and iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 Plus that the battery went bad and would not hold a charge long anymore after many attempts at draining it and resetting the battery. I have used a ZeroLemon 10ft cable on both and another after market care charger with a charging block because my Jeep has and actual plugin. Can these aftermarket cables ruin the battery life? I don't see how they are just cables.

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If I have to take a guess, my bet would be that the aftermarket car charger is to be blamed for ruining your phones' syncing and charging ability (by damaging the charging circuit), and the charging block (a power bank, right?) for potentially ruining your batteries.

- The power banks, if used all the time, will not allow the batteries to discharge. Those batteries like to discharge and recharge; electrons should keep moving. Thus I suspect but have nothing to confirm, that they are bad for your batteries. It is just observation that after using them, many people complained about diminished battery capacity and performance.

- Car chargers are a big issue if they are not good quality. And even if they are OK, you never want to start your engine while the phone is plugged in. Rather wait for the car to start, then plug the phone into the car charger. And use a good - NO an EXCELLENT quality car charger. I've seen too many of those cheap car chargers killing iPhones' U2 ICs (charging circuit. Google it).

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Dan, they cannot just ruin your battery, but even the phone itself. This is a case where I would suggest that you use Apple only parts. To many dock connectors and power management IC's have been destroyed by aftermarket equipment.

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OT, the ad on this cable says it is Apple Certified, can you elaborate? http://www.amazon.com/Certified-Zerolemo...

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Be careful with car chargers in general. Power in a car is notoriously "dirty" it surges, fluctuates, etc. with changes in engine speed. Like the previous commenter stated, its especially a bad idea to have anything you care much about plugged in while starting the car.

Cheap-o charge "bricks" and to a lesser extent cables can cause damage to phones. Both to the charge port and to the charge or power circuits. Phones do a good job of keeping a lot of this cleaned up, to an extent they expect you to plug it into something ill-advised. Generally I see these problems arise in phones that are banged up, dirty, and they've been using the cheapest chargers they can find at gas stations and the internet.

As a rule, the two things to look for is on a usb cable, look for one that is apple certified, they're engineered and built to some level of quality standard and on the charge bricks be a little more picky. Choose a charge brick based its output rating being at LEAST what your original was 1.2A as a guideline. Look for one that has a UL stamp on it that again, shows that it was built to meet a set of standards.

The bricks are what I see damage devices more often than cables, a poorly engineered/built brick does not do a quality job controlling its output, I've seen cheap-os fluctuate as high as 8 volt output.

Bottom line is, no, you don't have to go shell out for Apple's own cables and bricks but don't be cheap either. Most of the options that are quality are not much less money than Apple's products in a retail store but especially with the cables, they tend to not break as quickly.

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Good info, thanks.

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I disagree. The Zero Lemon is certified by apple. I have used mine for 2 years with no problem.

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