I came across this page in facebook about life hacks and they have a video saying one can convert his smartphone charger into wireless charger. This is the link to page. I would have followed the video if it does not say you need to cut the wires in the charger. I dont want to risk my charger so I would like to ask if this is even possible.

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It's a joke. Doing that will not convert your charger into a wireless charger because the current in the wires of the USB cable is DC.

  • i see. there are other video saying the same for other mobile charger
    – guradio
    Commented Oct 18, 2016 at 2:43
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    Technically, it's more of a prank. I've never understood what people get out of these videos -- maybe they own stock in a seller of replacement chargers...
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Commented Oct 18, 2016 at 11:09
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    Well, pranks are also known as "practical jokes". I also considered calling it trolling. The root of it is a perverse enjoyment of the misfortune of others. Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 18:29

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