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Posted on 12/02/2011 2:00:22 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Second iPhone 'explodes' in a week
04:28 PM Dec 02, 2011
For the second time in the past week, an iPhone 4 has reportedly exploded, website Mashable reported.
In the latest incident, which happened in Brazil on Wednesday morning, the Apple smartphone short-circuited and started to burn about 40cm from a man's face as he slept.
Ayla Mota said he awoke to see the iPhone 4, which was plugged in for an overnight charge, sparking and emitting smoke.
"At dawn, I woke up seconds before witnessing the burning of my iPhone when I saw a lot of sparks and black smoke out of the cell," Mr Mota told Portuguese-language tech blog TechTudo.
"My room was full with an unbearable smell of smoke! At that moment, I turned off the power switch in the room to remove the phone from the outlet."
Mr Mota said he was unharmed.
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BTW, anyone else find Exploded a bit of hyperbole?
Its all relative...
Small item shooting out sparks and smoke unexpectedly could be seen as “exploding”...
I’d have to go with “smoldering” if it hadn’t been “shooting out sparks”...
Reading it again, the hyperbole apparently was me using the word “shooting”...
Good thinkin'. Cheaper than a drone. ;)
This is a hard thing to accomplish. It requires high energy density. The more energy dense something is the more dangerous it is.
Remember the first cell phones widely available looked like bricks and half or more of the phone was battery. Even some of the early phones with high tech batteries had problems overheating and catching fire.
With smartphone is packing more stuff into such a small space, the battery requires frequent recharging. It is already a common annoyance for people using smart phone. Everywhere they go, they first check if they can recharge their phone battery.
Must have been a New Year’s Eve special model that went off early.
Whats the name of the APP for this combustion?
Iranian revenge attacks.
I downloaded the extinguisher app. just in case.
“Can you hear me n
I have a number of rechargeable gadgets. Every one of them heats up when left charging too long. My iPhone will completely charge in a couple hours. I wouldnt think of leaving it charging over night.
My first cell phone was the old bag phone, used mostly as a car phone. A car charger was a necessity. I dont recall it overheating but maybe it was big enough to shed heat.
Israel's Mossad has been doing that for decades.
I know what you mean. However, they have not got around to blame it on a crappy cellphone battery made in China. They now have a more convincing cover.
All rechargeable batteries generate heat as they approach full charge. It's a design feature to prevent damage to the battery. Lithium ion batteries also generate heat during discharge.
My iPhone will completely charge in a couple hours. I wouldnt think of leaving it charging over night.
Your iPhone mostly charges in a couple of hours. A properly designed charger recognizes when the battery is approaching full charge and reduces the current and will continue charging until it is truly fully charged.
There's nothing wrong with leaving a functional phone on a charger. I do so every night, with 4 different iPhones since the 3G came out, and haven't had a bit of a problem.
What the Misleadia calls "explosion" is known in the battery industry as thermal runaway. Lithium ion batteries are required to have several safety measures to prevent this, but manufacturing defects can defeat them.
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