Why Phones Catch on Fire While Charging

Date: 2019-12-07 18:00:12

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Cell phones certainly make our lives easier, but they can also be dangerous. Sometimes phones explode! Literally. This usually happens with a lithium-ion battery, which most modern gadgets are equipped with.

Since 2016, cases of batteries igniting have significantly increased. That’s why, as of this year, it’s forbidden to store gadgets with these batteries in the cargo on an aircraft. In some cases, the phones not only explode, but also ignite, swell, melt and even boil. Let’s find out why this happens and what to do to prevent it.

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TIMESTAMPS:
What provokes this disaster 2:03
Simple ways to avoid it:
– Don’t buy cheap chargers 4:14
– Don’t charge your phone overnight 4:51
– Avoid hot places ☀️ 5:10
– Don’t carry your phone in your back pocket 5:31
How to make your phone’s battery last longer 6:25

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A Motorola DynaTAC 8000X from 1984: By Redrum0486, CC BY-SA 3.0 ,
Animation is created by Bright Side.

SUMMARY:
– Many people have said that their battery literally “boiled” like real acid.
– Now all lithium-ion is equipped with controllers, sensors, and charge balancers to reduce the risk of fire. But sometimes this doesn’t help.
– The battery in the phone can very easily be damaged if you drop your phone or accidentally step on it. If it’s damaged, the correct order of operation of the electrodes will be violated, destroying the battery and provoking an explosion.
– We can’t know under what conditions the battery of our phone was created. It could have been scratched during assembly, disrupting the technology, or accidentally introducing small metal particles into it.
– If you notice that the phone has become hot while charging, then it’s better to unplug the cable and allow the phone to cool.
– The phone manufacturers create chargers that perfectly match the battery in your phone. Yes, it’ll cost a bit more, but it’ll be less than the cost of a new phone. The same goes for the battery itself.
– It’d be better to charge the phone in an open space. And it’s best not to charge the phone overnight at all; just do it during the day when you can pay attention to it.
– Don’t leave your phone charging in hot places. The sun can raise the temperature of the battery and it won’t lead to anything good.
– If you notice that the battery of your phone is running out quickly, then bring it to an authorized service center. You’ll most likely need to replace it.
– Don’t carry your phone in your back pocket. You might forget about it and accidentally sit down, which will lead to the deformation of the battery.
– Batteries don’t only explode in phones. Many cases have been recorded of laptops, toasters, hoverboards, and electric vehicles igniting.
– Charge the phone as often as needed, but just a little bit. If you constantly charge it to one hundred percent and use the gadget until it’s completely out of battery, then the battery will be able to handle about 500-700 charge cycles.
– Watch the temperature. Not only can the sun’s rays harm the battery, but also frost. Carrying your phone in the outside pocket of your jacket in winter is a bad idea.
– Try to replace the battery in any of your devices at least once every two or three years.

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