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Posted 3/28/16 , edited 3/28/16
using phones and other electronics has become a huge part of this world , now don't get me wrong , the technology is great and allows us to accept and to send information at an incredible speed , and so much more , but it also has its risks , accidents caused by mobile phones , mp3 players , tablets etc. have spiked in the recent years , causing severe and life long injuries and sometimes even death , the articles bellow show some of the cases on which reported , so for your health and safety and those that you share a house with , don't use your phone on charge

( caution pictures in links aren't pretty )
http://wafflesatnoon.com/cell-phone-charging-dangers/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoplesdaily/article-3033655/Boy-12-chunk-flesh-blown-FACE-mobile-phone-explodes-charging.html
Posted 3/28/16
I'm aware of this but I still use my phone while charging
I'm doing it right now ★彡
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Lithium batteries have had this problem since their conception. One exploding is an extremely rare case.
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XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

Lithium batteries have had this problem since their conception. One exploding is an extremely rare case.


it still happens and no one ever thinks it would happen to them , i think it wouldn't be worth the risk of burning a house down or almost killing themself just cause they couldn't wait ten minutes or so for their phone ( or other electronic ) to charge
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i thought that happened pretty rarely, i.e. during storms and severe weather more than it occurred randomly or under normal circumstances
either way
my laptops always on the damn charger
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Posted 3/28/16
blowing up lithuim batteries need to be waaaay over charged, unless you literally try to charge you phone with car jumper cables.
i call BS. aside from the fact that lipo can now be safely charged a 5c or more.
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I have a phone case that charges my phone, so my phone is almost always topped up, am I more or less at risk?
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Posted 3/29/16
Nah, not really.

Most of these cases involved cheap, third party, replacement bits and some of these featured stories just sound too dumb to be true.
Posted 3/29/16 , edited 3/29/16
We had an older laptop that had a tendency to overheat while recharging. Once we switched it out to a better one, it hasn't been noticeable.
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Posted 3/29/16 , edited 3/29/16

George_z wrote:Nah, not really.
Most of these cases involved cheap, third party, replacement bits and some of these featured stories just sound too dumb to be true.

this. as written in the article itself:


In virtually all reported incidents of people being shocked or electrocuted by cell phones plugged into the wall over the past year, a counterfeit or Chinese-made product of questionable quality was the culprit.


non-certified 3rd party batteries / charger may not have passed rigorous safety tests, which means they could have a flaw in design, making them potentially dangerous to use. official batteries / charger should be safe to use while charging. (assuming you didn't try and disassemble the thing)
Posted 3/29/16 , edited 3/29/16
Or don't use cheap knock off chargers with poor isolation between high voltage and low voltage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi-b9k-0KfE (EEV Blog cheap knock off Apple charger).
http://www.arcfn.com/2012/05/apple-iphone-charger-teardown-quality.html actual Apple charger.
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Posted 3/29/16
you're pretty safe unless you do something stupid, or get a crappy battery.
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pandrasb wrote:

you're pretty safe unless you do something stupid, or get a crappy battery.


Older models were bad with them esp.
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This happened to me. I left my Atomic Death Ray to charge overnight and when i woke up it had disintegrated Luxembourg.
Posted 3/29/16

XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

Lithium batteries have had this problem since their conception. One exploding is an extremely rare case.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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