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Ever Wondered What This Small Cylinder In Your Laptop Charger Is For?

Written by the Shreddin.tv editorial team

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Basically everyone these days has laptops, the portable computers that make surfing the net, playing games and writing at Starbucks, a breeze no matter where you are. If you’ve ever used one, you’ve probably noticed that its charger has an extra part, but have you ever wondered why?

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Attached to your laptop charger is a small cylindrical piece of plastic that wraps around a section of the cord. While this is common for laptop cords, you won’t find this extra piece on other chargers like that of a cell phone.

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This is because unlike cellphones or other devices that need to be charged (ie. your iPad or tablet), laptops tend to have many moving parts working at once. This can create a lot of chaos and disorder if the parts aren’t working together.

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That’s where this extra cylindrical piece comes in. While it may seem insignificant, it actually helps your laptop work better. They aren’t found in all laptop chargers however, as some more modern ones have been designed in a way that they’re not necessary (which is why you likely won’t find one on an Apple charger).

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This is because unlike cellphones or other devices that need to be charged (ie. your iPad or tablet), laptops tend to have many moving parts working at once. This can create a lot of chaos and disorder if the parts aren’t working together.

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That’s where this extra cylindrical piece comes in. While it may seem insignificant, it actually helps your laptop work better. They aren’t found in all laptop chargers however, as some more modern ones have been designed in a way that they’re not necessary (which is why you likely won’t find one on an Apple charger).

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