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Magnetic Charging Cables: The Ultimate Guide

If you're reading this article, you're likely at one of these two stages:

  1. You've bought a magnetic phone charger and would like to know more about how they work.
  2. You've seen an advert for magnetic phone chargers and are looking for more information on safety, how to use them, recommendations, reviews etc.

In both of the above scenarios, we've got you covered with everything you need to know about magnetic phone chargers, such as the different types, product tutorials, our recommendations and an open comment section for any other questions that we haven't answered.


How To Use Your Magnetic Phone Charger

If you've purchased a high-quality magnetic charging cable, you should receive a magnetic connector for every mobile connection type (Micro-USB, USB-C, Lightning), so there will be 3 connectors in total.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get connected with your new magnetic phone charger:

  1. Choose the correct magnetic connector for your device (see below for a guide)
  2. Plug the magnetic connector into your device's charging port
  3. Ensure the magnetic cable is plugged into a mains socket and switched on, then hold the margetic end of the cable close to the magnetic connector plug in your device's charging port so that it snaps on to begin charging.
  4. Once you're finished charging, just pull the magnetic end of the cable away from the device and leave the connector in the charging port.
  5. You're good to go!

Magnetic Connector Guide

iPhone - Lightning
Android - Micro-USB (some newer mobile devices will feature USB-C connections)

magnetic led charging cable for iphone with data transfer


Benefits Of Magnetic Charging Cables

One of the most common questions that can be asked about magnetic phone chargers is, "what's the point?".

It's a totally viable thing to think about when you first hear about them, especially if you're the 'If it's not broke don't fix it' kind of person, but there's actually an extensive list of benefits that make it immediately obvious why they're much better than standard chargers.

In the below list, we've compiled the most 'stand-out' benefits of using magnetic phone chargers:


1. Protects your device's charging port

Since these cables come with a magnetic connector plug that is seperate from the cable itself, you can leave the plug in your device's charging port so that it's ready for the next charge and acts as a dust plug to prevent dust and other small foreign objects from entering your port.

This means that you don't need to risk scratching/damaging your charging port by constantly plugging a standard cable in and out and causing scratches or bent connection pins - one of the main reasons that consumers need to buy replacement phones.



2. Charges up to 4x faster than a regular charging cable

This one's quite dependant on the device you own and the cable you buy, but the majority of high-quality iPhone/Android cables have a built in fast-charge technology called 'Fast Charge 2.4A'.

This technology allows you to charge over 58% faster than a 1A phone charger (the type that commonly comes in the device's box) and up to 4x faster than the average standard charging cable.

We've tested this claim on an iPhone 8 with our 'Cablenova GloCharge™ 3-in-1 Magnetic LED Charging Cables', and found that Fast Charge 2.4A achieved around 10% battery life for every 5 minutes on charge!


3. Compatible with every mobile device on the planet

Again, this one's completely dependant on which type of cable you buy, but any good retailer will likely include all 3 magnetic connector plugs including Micro-USB, USB-C and Lightning, so that you can charge both Android and Apple devices.

This feature will save you lots of money if you have multiple mobile devices, because you don't need to buy a seperate charger for every device and you just need to keep the magnet connectors plugged into your device's charger port so you can connect the same cable whenever you need charge.


4. Extremely durable and long lasting

Think about the last time you had to buy a replacement phone charger. It's because one of the ends had been bent too much and started fraying, right? Well that will NEVER be a problem with these phone chargers because as soon as you over-bend the cable, it will detach from the device and alleviate all of the stress that was forced onto it from the bend. 

Magnetic cables are often referred to as 'unbreakable', and that's because they are! It's almost physically impossible to break the cable by bending it too much, so you can expect an extremely long lifetime with any magnetic phone charger you buy.

magnetic phone charger with bending wire


Types Of Magnetic Charging Cables

When it comes to these phone chargers, there are lots of options to choose from, such as colour, device type, connection type, length and more.

At Cablenova, we have a special kind of magnetic phone charger called the Cablenova GloCharge™ - 3-in-1 Magnetic LED Charging Cable.

This cable carries all of the benefits of a regular magnetic cable, but with the added feature of spiralling LED lights that slowly move through the cable in a flowing motion. With this LED Charging Cable being one of our best sellers, we've been given a 5 star rating from our customers and get hundreds of people providing positive feedback on our social media profiles.


Another phone charger we offer at Cablenova is the Cablenova MagPower™ - 3-in-1 Magnetic Charging & Data Cable With Fast Charge 3.0A.

Much like the Cablenova GloCharge™, the Magpower™ has all of the benefits of standard magnetic cables, but also supports ultra high-speed data transfer at up to 480Mbps, has a 10,000+ bend lifespan and supports Fast-Charge 3.0A, meaning it can charge over 80% of your device in under 30 minutes if paired with a fast-charge compatible plug.

Both the Cablenova GloCharge™ (LED charging cable) and the Cablenova MagPower™ feature 3-in-1 functionality with 3 magnetic connectors included with each cable (Micro-USB, USB-C and Lightning), meaning only one cable can charge all of your devices, regardless of whether you have an iPhone, Samsung, Nokia, Huawei etc.

   cablenova glocharge 3 in 1 magnetic led charging cablecablenova magpower 3 in 1 magnetic charging and data cable with fast charge 3.0a


Cablenova's Recommendations

Here at Cablenova, we're one of the UK's leading consumer electronic brands who strive to bring safe, high-quality products to our customers at as low of a price as possible.

We've put months of research into finding the best, most innovative products for us to add to our store, and magnetic phone chargers are no exception to this rule.

As mentioned above, we currently offer 2 types of Magnetic charging cable:

  1. Data Transferring & Fast Charging Magnetic Cables - Cablenova MagPower™ - 3-in-1 Magnetic Charging & Data Cable With Fast Charge 3.0A
  2. LED Charging Cables With Flowing/Spiralling LED Lights - Cablenova GloCharge™ - 3-in-1 Magnetic LED Charging Cable

Both of the above options are quality-backed by their 1 year guarantee, and each provide unique benefits to your charging experience.

To find out more about our charging cables, or if you'd like to explore some other product options, you can visit our New In Collection Page by clicking here.



Thanks for reading! if you have any more questions that we haven't answered above, please feel free to leave a comment below or contact us via our Contact Page. Our customer service team are always happy to help whether you're a paying customer or not :)

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