You’ve probably heard of the term ‘You get what you pay for’, but paying more doesn’t necessarily get the results you want either.

Let’s take phone chargers for example…

There are two components to charging a phone – the cable that connects into your phone and the charging adapter you plug into the wall socket.

The new EU ruling for all computers, phones and tablets is now the USB-C type cable, and this is the fastest type of cable to use for charging.

But the most important component is the wattage of the charging adapter itself.

A 5-watt charger for example, will take twice as long to charge compared to a 20- or 30-watt charger.

But which charger you should use, depends on the type and model of phone you have.

And don’t bother wasting your money on buying a high-watt charger, when your phone has a maximum wattage, that is far less.

Let’s take the latest iPhone 15 – its maximum charging speed is 20 watts, and you can get these chargers for around £20.

So buying a 100 Watt USB-C charger for £50, would be £30 down the drain, as your phone will only charge at a maximum of 20-watt.

If you want to find out the maximum wattage for an iPhone 14 for example, simply type in “iPhone 14 charging watt” into a Google search, so you can then source the most appropriate charger.