5 Tips for Avoiding Phone & Battery Explosions
This year has been full of dangerous tech malfunctions. Samsung recently began recalling the new Galaxy Note 7 because of reports of battery explosions, while iPhone 6 explosion leaves a man with third-degree burns……
Here are 5 tips for our fans on how to avoid a phone or battery explosion….
1. Use Original/Qualified Batteries and Chargers
1.1. Battery: Electrical energy is stored in the lithium core of a battery. Make sure your battery uses a high-quality lithium core, as low quality cores can be easily damaged and short circuit.
1.2. Charger. Current and voltage in different quick charge protocols (such as QC, MTK Pump Express, TI MaxCharge, Adaptive Fast Charging) vary significantly. Although overheat protection functions can prevent damage in the short-term, make sure the protocols on the charger you use long term match your device.
2. Avoid Over-Charging
Avoid charging your phone when the battery has reached to 100%, and overnight in particular. Overcharging causes dendrites (fibers of lithium) to grow on the surface of the battery. This can cause the battery to overheat, shorten the battery life and even cause it to short circuit. We recommend you unplug the charger when it has been charged to 99%.
3. Do not use your phone while charging it
Avoid the following when charging your phone:
- Phone Calls
- Mobile games
- Watching Videos
Quick charge generates a large amount of heat and it puts pressure on the processor. We advise you to unplug your device before using it.
4. Charge your phone in cool, dry places
The battery, obviously, generates heat when charging. Avoid charging your phone close to any hot or wet place such as in a parked car or bathroom.
5. Use a battery app while charging your phone
To avoid overheating you can use a battery app such as Coconut Battery Mobile.