Americans are totally addicted to their cell phones. According to the 2015
of batteries overheating, 26 included phones caused burns, and 55 caused property damage.
While news outlets have given the Galaxy Note 7 a lot of airtime because of its issue, other phones also create serious fire risks.
In June 2017, the Newton, New Hampshire Fire Department
, therefore the movement of electrons through the wires of your charger to your device causes it to warm up. While the generation of heat is unavoidable, some circumstances can make it downright dangerous.
Charging anything in bed becomes dangerous when the heat has nowhere to go. Pillows and blankets stifle air flow, allowing your phone to keep getting hotter and hotter. Under certain circumstances, this heat can cause a charger or battery to fail and burn its surroundings.
Don’t Get Burned
In addition to leaving your phone on a nightstand while charging, there are
running in the background of your phone. Background apps are an extra stress on the hardware and will drain your battery. It’s also a good idea to give your phone a break every so often. Take it easy on your phone, and you shouldn’t have any problems, but no matter what you do, don’t charge the thing when it’s under your pillow.
Take it easy on your phone, and you shouldn’t have any problems. No matter what you do though, don’t charge the thing when it’s under your pillow.