Is Charging Your Phone With a Power Bank Safe?
Claire Miles - September 11, 2022


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

With the advent of smartphones and smartwatches, people worldwide have started using their phones to a greater extent. Whenever we visit different places, a smartphone is our need. It is surprising to note that once a want has now converted to a need. You probably can not travel without your smartphone- you will be needing it for maps, taking pictures, and even contacting your friends and family.

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Many companies have now begun producing and marketing lithium-ion batteries which are known to charge for much longer. However, it is important to note that these batteries also wear out. So charging becomes a quite frequent chore. In such a scenario, charging your phone frequently is the aptest thing to do but many people can not sit still and charge for hours and hours. Thus, the power of charging or power banks comes in. People who frequently need to charge their phones while using them simultaneously require a power bank. The power bank is known to charge your phone while you store chemical energy which you can use later on to charge it.

Research has shown that charging your phone through a power bank may damage the internal battery of the phone by overheating your phone. One of the major things to note while getting a power bank is to note its input. If your power bank input is low, it will not transfer the correct amount of power into your phone while obviously leading to the deterioration of the battery life. Most lithium batteries have 500 cycles of full charge, however, if you keep on charging your battery is obviously going to fade. To improve your battery health, it is important that you keep on recycling your battery.