Car Charger Teardown
These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Background and Identification
Car chargers are devices that connect to a car’s auxiliary power outlet on one end and a charging port on the other end. This auxiliary outlet used to be commonly used to power an electric cigarette lighter. As the harmfulness of cigarettes become more widely known and their use decreased, however, this port changed function. It has a standardized DC connector and can supply electrical power, so companies began to design devices that could connect to this port and be used to power portable accessories. Most commonly, these outlets are used with cell phones, but any device that is compatible can be charged through these ports. Today, some cars come with multiple auxiliary power outlets, and they are often not compatible with electric cigarette lighters at all, having been redesigned to be used exclusively as charging stations.
Car chargers are very useful for long trips where outlets are unavailable. They are produced by many companies, and are compatible with a variety of devices. In general, car chargers will share a universal port that can be plugged into any power outlet in a vehicle. These guides can provide support and troubleshooting for the following car chargers:
- Anker PowerDrive+ 2
- Belkin Micro Auto Charger USB F8Z445
- Generic 1A USB Car Charger
- Xiaomi Roidmi 2S