Have you ever noticed a little cylinder in a power cords and cable? Have you ever seen the same in your laptop charger cord, USB cord, Mobile charger cable cord, Printer Cord, Monitor cord, etc. even in Mouse and keyboard cable cords? Today, we are going to tell you the secret story behind it.
Ferrite Bead Tiny Cylinder in Power Cords & Cable. Why
Theoretically, this Tiny Cylinder in Power Cords & Cable is ferrite choke or ferrite bead as shown in the below image.
The ferrite choke is an object in the cylindrical shape, which made up of Ferrite material (which is a magnetic material). A typical Ferrite choke (e.g. Solenoid) consists of an insulated wire around a magnetic material. In our case, cable is insulator and ferrite cylinder is magnetic material to make a special kind of lump for the power cable and cords.Ferrite Bead (or Ferrite choke) playing a very important rule. As we know that, when current passes through the conductors (inside the power cords), it produces EMF (Electromotive Force) or Radio Energy. The power cords and cable transfer this energy outside in the form of noise, which disturb and interfere with other electronics devices such as nearby radio sound would be noisy with improper tuning of channel. In addition, some electrical energy is wasted in the form of radiation, which also reduces the supply power to the battery or other connected devices, which leads to increase the charging time of battery.Ferrite Bead has the ability to stop and block the emission of radio waves form the power cords and uses electrical energy for charging purpose only without power losses. Due to this important factor, that’s why are there a tiny cylinder in your laptop or mobile charger cords. Now, I think it is enough because you have clear understanding of the purpose of this magical tiny object (ferrite bead or ferrite choke) in the cylindrical shape in power cords and cables.