Professions: USB Battery Charging Survival Guide

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Charge Safely!

This program teaches you about the risks of USB charging. You will learn about the standard USB and the newer Quick Chargers, and also how to select a suitable charger for your phone and how to check if your charger is performing as advertised.

As this program is designed for the general public to promote safe electrical practices, the concepts are presented in a simple and ready-to-use approach.

What you will learn:
  • What can go wrong? Learn about the possible dangers arising from USB battery charging and the safe practices.
  • Which charger to use? Understand fast charging requirements, identify the power needs of your mobile device and then use it to select the right USB charger.
  • Check your charger performance - Learn how to verify that your charger is delivering what is stated on the packaging."

About the curator


Tay Chuan Beng graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Hons), Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National University of Singapore.

Tay Chuan Beng has been a full-time lecturer with Ngee Ann Polytechnic since 2014. He is currently serving in the School of Engineering, managing the Specialist Diploma in Electrical Design and Operation programme of the Polytechnic. In terms of continuing education for adult learners, he specializes in Electrical Distribution System Design.