Trimmers can be convenient while traveling or at a friend’s place however you have a corded or cordless trimmer, but it can be difficult to remember the charger. However, some methods work when you don’t have your charger with you. So, how to charge a trimmer without charger?
Issues like charging a beard trimmer without the original charger can be very frustrating. It’s not always easy to find the perfect charger for your device, and even when you do buy one, it may not work. The trimmer is not charging and you need to know how to charge it manually.
How to Charge a Trimmer Without Charger: Methods of charging the battery
If you have another charger that matches your trimmer port:
If you have another charger (not the original trimmer charger) and the charging port matches your trimmer, you can charge with it. Just check the charger volt and your trimmer volt before. Charging time will be depending on the Amp of the charger.
If you have other chargers that do not match your trimmer port:
Luckily, there are some simple methods you can follow to charge your trimmer without the original charger.
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Follow the instructions below, it will take you 10-15 minutes to charge the trimmer manually.
How to make your own trimmer charger from a mobile phone charger?
You can make a temporary charger with an old mobile phone charger. We need a 4-5 Volt DC supply for our trimmer. Generally, mobile chargers supply 3.7 -5 Volt DC supply which fits our required range.
Follow the steps below:
- Get a working mobile charger,
- Remove its connecting pin and plastic coating to connect.
- Now get an empty ball pen refill
- Make pin by cutting two pieces of half-inch from used pen refill
- Insert the shove portion into each piece of refill and make it stick with tape.
- Insert each refill piece into the trimmer side connector.
- And finally, you get your trimmer charger.
Is it safe to charge a hair trimmer without the original charger?
Most of the trimmers use a 5V current. Trimmers have an inbuilt circuit board that regulates all things like charging, motor, led light. This circuit board has a feature to intake a specific volt supply to the battery, which means it is tuned to take a specific Amp current of specific voltage. If your trimmer chipset can flow current of 1Amp to the battery, it will take only up to 1Amp current; whatever you use 2Amp or 3Amp charger, the board will supply only 1Amp to the battery.
So need not worry, just use any charger of 5V. This will not damage your trimmer. Generally, People prefer 5V 1A Charger, but nowadays 1A charger is not available easily so you can use a 2A charger.
Where can I find a replacement charger for my trimmer?
You can find a replacement charger and brush for your trimmer online. Please compare the charging line interface before purchasing.
This power adapter is designed for Men’s SOLO shavers. The package comes with one free brush and a USB cable.
Can I charge my electric razors‘ Li ion battery from USB?
Lithium ion battery is usually charged by a specific charger controller IC. Which tracks the charging current, battery voltage, temperature, and so on.
It all depends on where the charging controller is located. If it is in the device, you can avoid it by feeding it with a voltage other than 4.2, if it is in a charger, you need to make yourself a proper lithium ion charger.
How to know if Philips trimmer is fully charged?
Your device’s charging indicator will start flashing to indicate that the trimmer is charging. Once it is fully charged, the charging indicator lights up continuously for about 30 minutes and then shuts off automatically to save battery power.
*Reference from Philips website.
One of the most common problems with corded trimmers is how to charge the trimmer without charger.
Taking care of your trimmer by knowing how to charge it without the charger will increase the lifespan of your trimmer.
Bradley Martyn is a lead Product tester at Trimmereo. Previously he has been in consumer products industry for 8+ years. His passion for helping people flows through in the expert reviews he provides.