Now today I have lined up a very interesting topic that everyone should know …..
The topic includes phone battery explosion and how to prevent it……
Have you experienced anything like a phone explosion?? (Especially Note 7 buyers)
Samsung’s Note 7 explosions might have you sleeping with one eye concerned that your phone will explode.
The Galaxy Note 7 barely got on sale before Samsung pulled it from the hands of excited consumers. There were serious safety concerns after multiple units burst into flames, and more so when the replacement units also caught fire.
While it’s not just the Note 7 which has exploded (iPhones, BlackBerrys and other devices have done the same), we’ve not seen something on this scale before.
First of all, let’s see why do phone batteries catch fire?
That’s a tricky question to answer in a neat way because there are a few reasons why a phone battery might go wrong. Sometimes it’s very much an isolated incident while others, like the Note 7, have a fundamental flaw.
There are 2 main causes Lithium-ion batteries going wrong and the first is when one gets wounded – and by that we mean a break, piercing or similar. This could be caused by dropping your phone but however it happens, the battery can short circuit causing it to expand and potentially explode.
Heat is the other main cause of battery fires and is usually related to charging when it comes to phones – this seems to be when most of the Note 7s went wrong. Charging a battery will result in some heat and if the temperature gets too high then an internal short circuit can occur – it’s not always because the battery itself is faulty. If your battery can’t cool down quick enough ‘thermal runaway’ can happen where a chain reaction accelerates the increase of temperature which is a recipe for disaster.
With recent technology such as fast charging and the latest processors, there’s more heat in today’s phones than previously. The design of a phone may also be detrimental, like trying to fit a large battery into a very thin phone, not ensuring heat is dissipated or components being placed too close together.
Phones usually catch fire or explode mainly due to these reasons …….
Well, do you want to know how to prevent it……let’s cover this in another article……
Just kidding …… let’s look at what things you can do to prevent your phone from BLASTING.
MY advice to Note 7 owners is to stop using the phone and return it for a full refund or a different phone – it’s really not worth the risk even if it appears to be working fine.
The following tips can be applied to any phone (and other electronic devices like tablets) to avoid failures, explosions or fires:-
1.) CHARGE IN SAFE PLACE: – You need to charge your phone in safe place …..With safe place, I mean…..not under your pillow all night.
2.) UNPLUG ONCE CHARGED: – Many of us do not unplug our phone ….even the battery is fully charged ….. I would recommend those people to unplug their phone once it’s charged to avoid unnecessary heat building up.
3.) USE THE CORRECT CHARGER: – Sometimes we do borrow someone’s charger to charge our phone …… it can actually lead to phones battery explosion.
4.) AVOID PRESSURE: – You don’t want the battery to get a puncture so don’t sit on it or allow it to come under excessive pressure.
5.) AVOID DIRECT SUNLIGHT: – Do not charge your phone in direct sunlight……It can cause your phone to heat up and maybe explode.
6.) REMOVE CASES: – A case is like putting clothes on the phone…so just take it off if the phone gets very hot.
So these are some ways that you can avoid phone explosions……
DO TRY THIS …..Because this can happen to anyone ….who doesn’t care about anything……this could save your phone’s life and as well as your heart……because now a day’s phones are the closest to the heart of people.
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