what is the use for the 2 little wings you can flip open on charger ?
on mains charger there are 2 little wings that flip open is there a use for them ?
7 Answers from the Community
It's to coil the cable around whilst storing/travelling, along with the little clp on. The cable to secure the coil
- Answered by Matt P
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They're made to wind up the cable around them
- Answered by Mina E from Downtown
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I would not use it to wind up the cable as other people are suggesting, mainly because this would lead to the breakup of the wires near the adaptor. Cables need to be wound up loosely and definitely far from the edge bits. The flip up wings are to help you unplug the socket safely instead of rocking it right and left to unplug it. As you have probably noticed, Apple chargers are a tight fit in sockets, at least they are in the UK.
- Answered by Maria M
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As said in an official post by Apple "The 'wings' allow the cable to be stored with the adapter using a very small footprint."
I find them actually very weak to use them as a handle to pull from when the plug is tight. Wings may get broken because of this.
- Answered by Carlos R
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It is, as well as an aid to wrap the cable around a very helpful thing to grip when trying to remove the charger from an extension cable.
- Answered by Michael M
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They are to wrap your cord around!
- Answered by Hanna D from Danville
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I do not bend the cable so much. You do not need to use it for anything. But if the wall socket is tight, and your fingers are actually slippery, you can use it to pull out the adapter a bit more easily.
- Answered by János W
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