Cover image of the article, 'DO’S AND DON’TS OF AIRPORT CHARGING'



Charging is an existing problem when you enter airports especially because all your power banks are transferred to the luggage, so the next possible option is an airport charging station. Well, it is basically a stand which is open to the public with plug outlets and USB ports available to charge your phone. They mostly have multiple ports so a lot of people can charge together and are usually a free service to avail. But these charging stations have been in and out of the news lately mainly because of its safety issues. There has been a constant quarrel about whether it's okay to use the public charging ports or not and we are here to help you understand that.

It has been talked about how these ports can attack your phone through the USB ports and read all the information present on your device. Using public USB is like using a used toothbrush of an unknown person, it’s never safe to stick it in. So, the smartest idea would be to not use any random USB cord and keep your phone secure against existing thieves.

The best option to fulfill the requirement and still be safe is to carry your own charging equipment as its not the socket but specifically the oh so great USB.

The most viable option after all this conversation is to get a good wall charger and carry it alongside. Wall chargers are the most practical buy and value for money too because it is compatible with all devices. A wall charger like AMX XP50, the 5-port charger is a PD device that has about 100 W of power, which is strong enough to charge a laptop. This is only possible because PD is capable of negotiating current and voltage together which provides high power output. PD is universal so it is easier to find port spots at public places like airports and public transport and this open nature of PD gives it additional benefit. This powerful device with flash charging technology is light and compact too, so it’s the perfect travel buddy.

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