Phone Charger Safety

>> Ben: GOOD MORNING, 6:44 ON THURSDAY. WELCOME BACK TO "SUNRISE." IF YOU'VE EVER PAID ATTENTION TO WHERE YOUR PHONE CHARGER COMES FROM, YOU MIGHT WANT TO START NOW. >> Julia: THE DISCOUNTED CHARGERS THAT YOU FIND ONLINE MAY BE CHEAPER, BUT LESS RELIABLE THAN THE ONES YOU FIND AT AN APPLE OR ANDROID STORE. CARLOS, I KNOW YOU ACTUALLY FOUND A FEW GO TO BRANDS THAT MIGHT NOT BE A BAD ALTERNATIVE. >> Reporter: YEAH, JULIA, THAT'S A GREAT POINT. ALL MORNING LONG, WE'VE BEEN BRINGING PEOPLE DOWN, BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE CHEAP AFTER MARKET CHARGERS THAT CAN DO THINGS LIKE THIS. YOU GOT A BURNOUT RIGHT HEREMENT YOU GOT A BURNOUT RIGHT HERE.ENT BUT THERE ARE HIGH QUALITY THIRD PARTY CHARGERS AND CORDS THAT ARE INEXPENSIVE AND ALSO SAFE.

>> ONE THING TO LOOK FOR IS OEM VERSUS OEM COMPATIBLE. IT STANDS FOR ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER, MEAN IT IS MADE BY DELL, COMPATIBLE, YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHERE IT CAME FROM. >> Reporter: NOW, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PAY FULL PRICE FOR ORIGINAL APPLE OR SAMSUNG OR DELL EQUIPMENT, TRUSTED THIRD PARTY CORDS OUT THERE, AMAZON BASIC, NEVER HEARD OF IT? IT IS A GOOD CHARGER. ANCHOR, BELKIN, ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR OUT THERE. RAV POWER, U GREEN, WITH ANY CORD USING A POWER STRIP IS AN EXTRA LAYER OF PROTECTION. >> POWER STRIPS ARE GOOD, BUT WE WANT TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVERLOAD THEM. THEY HAVE A FAMILY AND YOU'VE GOT iPADS, PHONES, YOU PLUG IS ALL IN, AND YOU DECIDE YOU WANT TO PLUG SOME LAMPS IN. THAT'S THE DOWNSIDE. THE GOOD THING IS, THEY HAVE THAT FAILSAFE MECHANISM THAT THEY DO GET HOT, TOO MUCH POWER THEY'LL KICK OFF. KEEP IN MIND THERE ARE CASES WHERE THEY FAIL.

JUST USE PROPER PRODUCTS. >> Reporter: REALLY, THAT'S THE KEY. PROPER PRODUCTS.

REALLY DO THE RESEARCH ONLINE. AND GUYS, THE BOTTOM LINE HERE IS SAVING A FEW EXTRA BUCKS ON A LOW QUALITY CHARGER LIKE THIS CAN REALLY COST YOU, IF YOUR HOUSE CATCHES FIRE, IF YOU'RE IN DANGER AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS TO COME OUT. DO YOUR RESEARCH, REVIEWS, AND GET THE HIGH QUALITY AFTER MARKET PRODUCTS. GUYS. .

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