Substitutions not recommended

I’m sure I’m not alone in leaving my charging cord attached to my computer. This allows for overnight charging as well as updates. I always have another as a back-up for when I’m at work, but for the most part, I use the one attached to the computer.

Sadly, the cord started to fray. I’m gonna blame the cat here, because he’s annoyed me. But let’s face it, there are people in my household who unplug devices by the cord not the plug.

So I looked online and sure enough there was a cord that was supposed to work for both my iPhone and my iPad. Apple approved it and, hey it was less than half the cost.

I plugged my phone in and waited, and waited, and waited. It took nearly twice as long to charge.

Hmmmm. Was I going to have to pull out my angry eyes?

I even used the outlet charger and still it was sloooooow. After my phone was fully charged, I decided to use the cord on my iPad.

It said it wasn’t connected. Not to the outlet or the computer. It wasn’t charging at all. Which made the cord pretty much useless.

In the end, I bought a longer cord from the Apple store, free shipping to my house, and delivered the next day. It works like a charm. Guess, you do get what you pay for.

Until next time!

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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1 Response to Substitutions not recommended

  1. I often wondered if some of these cords were interchangeable. Now I have the answer. Thanks for sharing, Linda.

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