It is essential to take good care of your MacBook charger for its durability. Poor handling of a MacBook charger can damage its tip and cause cuts on parts of its cord. Mishandling can also see it drop in water.
When one end of your MacBook charger drops in water, it can easily affect its performance. This is more likely to be the case when it is plugged into an active socket. There are several things you need to do when one end of your MacBook charger drops in water.
Handle With Care
First of all, you need to be very careful. This is because when the charger is still plugged in, it can cause electrocution. Getting in contact with the water your charger has dropped in could get you electrocuted. Therefore, you need to be very careful when handling such a situation. It would help if you only touched where there is a rubber casing when handling the charger.
Avoid touching any exposed wires or metal parts. If possible, you should wear electrical protection gloves that help prevent damage if your skin is exposed. Don’t rush into handling the charger; instead, be cautious and identify safer parts to touch.
Turn Off the Power
Next, you should turn off the power. Cutting off the power supply is essential because it eliminates the risk of electrocution. You can switch off the power by simply turning off the power switch. If you have a faulty power socket, you need to be careful when handling it. This is crucial because the socket can easily cause electrocution. Handling the socket with wet hands is even riskier because it increases the chances of electrocution.
Unplug the MacBook Charger
Then, unplug the MacBook charger. Start by unplugging the charger from the power socket then from the device if applicable. This is vital because it helps cut off the power supply that can damage your MacBook. If you had connected it to your MacBook, unplug it safely.
After that, take the disconnected, wet charger cord to a different room and dry it. You can use a hairdryer to dry it quickly or expose it to direct sunlight. Either way, make sure it is completely dry before removing it.
Give It Time To Dry
After ensuring that the MacBook charger is dry, please wait for some time before using it again. This can be days or weeks. You need to decide whether the charge is usable. If you feel water caused significant damage to the charger and can’t be used again, you should replace it. However, if you decide to use it again, watch out for signs that indicate it is not working correctly.
When the charger becomes overly heated when plugged in, it could be time to replace it. When getting a replacement, make sure that it is an original MacBook charger. Avoid using imitation MacBook chargers because they can affect your device.
You should be worried when your MacBook charger becomes overly heated. This could be a sign of a faulty charger or a damaged charging system. Your MacBook charger could get hot when charging because the device creates heat when it runs hardware and applications. Therefore, it is a good idea to stop using your MacBook when charging it.
It is not a good idea to keep your MacBook charger plugged in. This can affect the battery life and damage your MacBook’s charging system. Therefore, you should unplug your MacBook charger once the device is fully charged. This will help maintain its battery life. If one end of your MacBook charger drops in water, you should be very careful when handling it. Poor handling can easily cause electrocution and damage the charger.