You’ll be able to maintain your oral hygiene with an electric toothbrush. Perhaps you are thinking of buying an electric toothbrush and wondering how chargers for electric toothbrushes work.
This is a fascinating idea. After all, how can a toothbrush with a plastic base charge work? You’re in the right place if you want to learn more about this magic. We have all the answers.
We’ve broken down everything into simple chunks, from how induction chargers function to the main components of an electric toothbrush. For any questions, we have a FAQ section.
Let’s now take a closer look at the electric toothbrush holder.
What is an INDUCTION CHARGER?
Inductive charging is also called an induction charger. This charger uses a magnetic field to transmit energy between two objects. Two coils are used in electric toothbrushes.
One coil is located in the charging base, the other on the bottom. Each coil in the charging base generates current and creates magnetic fields that are vital for the unit’s operation. The power can be transmitted if the coils are close together.
The toothbrush base’s charging coil supplies power, and the toothbrush base receives it. The toothbrush’s batteries are then charged once the power is received.
MAIN PARTS AN ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH INDUCTION CHARGER
Let’s now understand what an induction charger looks like. You need to understand the function of each component. Keep reading to find out more!
The electric toothbrush you just purchased has a 2 pin pin rather than the 3 pin found in UK bathrooms. These pins are shaver connectors. They’re made to fit in a shaver socket.
There is an alternative for those without shaver sockets: 2 pin adapters. This essential tool is commonly known by the names 2 and 3 pin adapters. However, they can also be called a toothbrush adapter or shave adapter.
These adapters can be used to charge your electric toothbrush using a standard 3-pin socket. They are available at most major retailers.
The base of the charger houses the primary coil. It has an iron peg at the top, which is covered with plastic.
The toothbrush will rest on the peg and create a transformer that uses a magnetic field. Through the iron peg, energy flows from the base coil to the secondary coil in the handle.
The secondary coil is located in the toothbrush’s base, which rests on an iron peg. The iron peg is more than just a stop to the toothbrush from wobbling.
It is the core component that links the primary coil to the secondary coil by a magnetic field.
The batteries are the final component. The power flows via an iron peg connecting the primary and secondary coils, as we mentioned earlier.
The two ends of the coils on the electric toothbrush can be connected to the battery to recharge it.
WHAT POWER DOES TOOTHBRUSH CHARGERS NEED?
Electric brushes don’t require a lot of power because they are small. You won’t need to worry about electric brushes making a big difference in your electricity bill.
To optimise the battery’s performance, it is recommended that you drain it from time to time. It can also save you power so it’s a win/win situation.
WHY WOULD OTHER TYPES CHARGERS WORK IN AN ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH?
Some chargers can be used in conjunction with a matching toothbrush. Others are interchangeable. We recommend that you read the instructions manual that came with your toothbrush.
This will let you know if you can use it with a different type of charger. It is possible to injure your device by using a different charger.
Sticking with the original charger that matches your toothbrush is the best way to avoid any unpleasant accidents.
You should now have a better understanding of the basics of electric brushes and their key components. For more information on electric models, see our FAQ section.
Is it OK to Leave an Electric Toothbrush on Charge?
People often wonder if an electric toothbrush can be left on the charging station or if it is safe. You should always read the instructions and guidelines on your toothbrush before you use it. They can differ between manufacturers.
It is safe to leave your toothbrush on the charging stand. Two purposes serve the charging stand. The charging stand serves two purposes. It’s also a convenient and quick way to recharge your battery when it is low.
You don’t need to have the power cable connected to the power supply all the time. It is safe to unplug the power cable and place the toothbrush on the stand. This will help keep your toothbrush upright and protect it from any damage.
CAN I GET MY ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH STAND CHARGING STAND WET?
It is a well-known fact that electronics and water don’t mix. They can even be deadly if they are combined. Electric brushes and shavers should only be used in bathrooms with a 2-pin connector.
Water-resistant and waterproof are two different things. Waterproof is an item that is impervious to water. Water-resistant is only capable of surviving water penetration to a limited extent.
The majority of electric brushes are water-resistant. The water-resistant category means that they can withstand frequent water exposure but may eventually become permanently damaged by water.
Toothbrush chargers, however, are a completely different story. Water resistance is only applicable to the toothbrush head and handle. Avoid exposing the charger’s head to water. It can be cleaned, but it must be disconnected first.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH IS CHARGING?
Your toothbrush’s model and brand will determine how to tell if it is fully charged. While it may vary between brands, there are some things that you can do to check if your toothbrush is charged.
It’s best to read the instructions provided by the manufacturer for the most exact information. It doesn’t matter what brand of toothbrush you own, the best way to ensure it charges is to keep it on the charger for long periods of time.
While most toothbrush models can be fully charged in 8-16 hours, some may take up to 24 hours. No matter what brand, you can rest assured that your toothbrush will be fully charged if it is left charging for at least a day.
A lot of brushes have a status symbol at the handle. If the status symbol is not lit up or turns green, it indicates that the battery has been fully charged.
It’s in charge of charging if it flashes green. A yellow or red icon usually indicates a flat, or nearly flat, battery. Some brushes have icons that are split into multiple bars or more. It’s considered a charge if all the bars are lit up.
WHAT ELECTRICITY DOES A TOOTHBRUSH-CHARGER USE
Modern electric brushes can run at low voltages, typically 12 V or less. Some charging units include a step-down transformer to power the toothbrush, but most have batteries built into the handle.
Older electric brushes used metal tabs to connect with the charger base. However, modern models use induction charging. It doesn’t need wires, making it ideal for use in the bathroom.