As in charger cable etc.
A cable that you bend a lot can over time deteriorate until the point where the casing breaks. And then the shielding goes. This can actually lead to things overheating and even causing fire.
- Pull on the cable to unplug it.
- Don’t bend it all the time, and charge the phone while being bent. That what caused the issues for me with this one.
- Keeping it in directly sunlight can make the outer material brittle and cause failure.
Yes, we’ve all see “tape repairs” on this. And while it often works, it’s better to just discard the cable immediately. Cut it in pieces just to make sure that it stays discarded.
Just get a new cable to replace it, it’s better.