How to Repair a USB Charger Cable

Make your cables last longer with this easy-peasy fix.

Step 1 — Open your Sugru

Cut open one single-use pack of Sugru. Roll half of it into a sausage shape and press it flat.

Step 2 — Stick it

Wrap the flat sausage around your cable, making sure it's snug with the plastic case of the charger. Repeatedly press it to give it a nice shape.

Step 3 — Shape it

Once you're happy with the shape, rub it gently to make the surface smooth.

Step 4 — It turns into rubber

Now you don't have to do anything at all. Leave the Sugru to cure overnight and voila – your cable is as good as new.

Step 5 — Repeat

The opportunities are endless. You could go and fix all your friends' cables, and they'll be eternally grateful. Do this project with your new cables to prevent them from splitting in the first place. You can even colour-code all your cables. And, and, and... we could go on.

TAKE CARE: Sugru is electrically insulating, but be careful with electricity–stick to small consumer electronics’ repairs below 24 volts.

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