Counterfeit or cheap chargers might show a specific amperage on the box, But would not output a similar flow, So it’s best to stick to official or a least good third party charger brands.
Just like fake chargers, replacement batteries should always be genuine. Refrain from using third-party batteries as they might not have gone through the same level of testing and quality standards as an original battery, causing them to fail.
Overcharging a device also results in the batteries overthinking and exploding.
Extensions and power strips can be convenient however, using poorly made once can result in uneven flows of current, which could damage components including but not limited to chargers, smartphone battery as well as other hardware.
Today, Smartphones Come in all Shapes and Sizes and with the Kind of Abilities they Possess, they also Come Equipped with Larger Sized Batteries.
And often, due to these batteries, the phones have been known to catch fire. But how do phones actually catch fire? There can actually be various reasons that contribute to this.
- Using a phone with a swollen battery
- Using a physically damaged phone
- Liquid damage and short circuits
- Using fake or incompatible chargers
- Using fake batteries
- Charging while gaming, calls
- Extension cords and power strips
- Getting smartphone repaired from unauthorised service centres
Using a Phone with a Swollen Battery
If your phone’s battery is swelling up, it’s best if you get it replaced as soon as possible. According to Gadgetsphix, Swelling of a battery is the result of particulates getting caught in between the layers of the battery that eventually puncture the membrane separating the layers.
If the membrane has been compromised moisture in the air can react with the cell, causing the cell to swell, and eventually explodes.
Using a Physically Damaged Phone
If your phone has been through a terrible crash and yet managed to stay on despite its damages, it surely speaks volumes of the device’s build quality. However, that doesn’t give you a clean chit to keep using the phone till you can afford a new one.
The phone could have suffered damages internally, Which could result in the puncturing of the battery. Pursing this to the limit could cause further damage that could result in an explosion ( as lithium-ion batteries tend to explodes when they come in contact with air ).
Liquid Damage and Short Circuits
Just like physical damage, If your phone has survived a good luck in a pool or some other liquid and has miraculously booted up, it’s strongly advisable to shut it down, as the liquid on the circuit boards could result in short circuits that could even cause phones to catch fire.
Using Fake or Incompatible Chargers
Make sure that the charger you use to juice up your phone has amperage that’s compatible with your smartphone. A charger that outputs more current could not only cause damage to the handling the stress ( if it’s not capable of handling the stress ) but also damage the internal charging mechanism which over time could result in the phone exploding.
Counterfeit or cheap chargers might show a specific amperage on the box, but would not output a similar flow, So it’s best to stick to official or at least good third party charger brands.
Using Fake Batteries
Just like fake batteries, replacement batteries should always be genuine. Refrain from using third-party batteries as they might not have gone through the same level of testing and quality standards as an original battery, causing them to fail, drain faster then the original or in some cases even explodes.
Charging While gaming, Calls
During charging, devices tends to get hotter, and if you club that with playing games or taking calls for extended period of times — A power and process hungry activity— It would result in the phone to get even warmer. And in case you didn’t know, batteries don’t react well to warm situations. This can cause damage to the internal layers of the battery and eventually explodes. Today’s most phones come with safety barriers on software and even hardware level to prevent this form occurring, however not all devices are made the same, So it’s best to avoid doing anything heavy while charging.
Extension Cords and Power Strips
Extensions and power strips can be convenient however, using poorly made ones can result in uneven flows of current, which could damage components including but no limited to chargers, smartphone battery as well as other hardware.
Overcharging a device also result in the batteries overheating and exploding. Smartphone makers acknowledge this and have rolled in overcharging protection on hardware ( in batteries and chargers ) as well as on a software level by reducing the speed of charging or cutting off the flow of electricity when it notices the battery is full. However, it’s still best to be safe than sorry.
Getting Smartphone Repaired from Unauthorised service centres
Getting phones repaired from unauthorised service centres could result in un trained or unqualified engineers fixing the phone for cheap. However, phone manufacturing has become an extremely complex task today and even a small misstep could result in the phone stopping functioning or in worse cases, explodes.
Getting an unauthorised. service centre to fix it wild prevent such instances as each engineers is trained how to fix a particular model and avoid issues that an untrained engineers might be oblivious to.