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How to Prevent Your Phone from Exploding
All of that, until it started exploding all over the world on people`s desks and pockets, leading to Samsung starting a global recall of the Note7 smartphone. People who opted in for the recall has the choice of getting another Note7 replacement (without the risk of explosion), another Samsung smartphone, or a full refund. If you have a Note7 smartphone and you have yet to replace it, you best be on your way now!
But what causes these smartphones to explode? The Note7`s catastrophe or the many isolated incidents throughout every year with different smartphones of different brands – what causes the explosions? A simple one: What has the most energy condensed into a smartphone? The very battery itself.
Preventing the Dreaded Smartphone Explosions
A lot of people who use smartphones tend to overlook the fact that batteries contain electrical energy that are acquired from wall outlets or power banks. And we all know that electricity is extremely dangerous! That is why it is important how we charge our smartphones and what we charge it with to ensure safe charging.
Why the Batteries Explode
Smartphone batteries these days are made up of lithium-ions, and inside of these batteries are two electrical conductors – or electrodes - on opposite sides, each one holding positively-charged ions (cathode), and the other holds negatively-charged ions (anode): think of the plus and minus signs on your battery.
Here`s a simple step-by-step explanation on how energy transfers in lithium-ion batteries:
- When the battery of the smartphone is used, lithium ions move from the anode to the cathode.
- During charging, the lithium ions moves in the other direction: from the cathode to the anode.
- Electrolytes (a chemical) help to move lithium between the two conductors.
And the causes of exploding batteries:
- The two conductors in a battery touching one another, channelling energy (and heat) into the electrodes, causing an explosion – commonly a defect.
- Overcharging: too much lithium-ions being pushed into the battery of the smartphone and pushes its limit.
- Overheating which can happen anywhere, such as being in a locked car or in a hot environment.
- Charging too fast, causing the lithium ions to form into a plate, blocking the rest from filling up the battery properly.
All of this can cause the battery to short-circuit, causing a dangerous explosion that could seriously injure people and their properties.
How to Prevent Exploding Phones
Taking care of your smartphone`s battery is actually simpler than you think, and even so, a lot of people overlook the importance of taking care of the battery. Smartphones with removable batteries have got it slightly more convenient when it comes to battery life span, as it can simply be replaced when the battery loses efficiency. However, most smartphones today come with batteries that are sealed-in, which provides slightly better power efficiency but lacks the easy-access to the battery, meaning you`ll have to send it in to the service centre for a very much dreaded wait.
Staying Away from No-Brand Chargers
When it comes to preventing exploding phones its best we go down to the root of power: the chargers. When you think about it, chargers interact directly with electricity and acts as a gateway between all of that raw power and our precious smartphones – so why is it people still pay little to no attention about the chargers? That we`ll never know, but we can certainly help it.
Cheap after-market USB chargers are an abundance in the Southeast Asian region, and it can be easily bought everywhere, even in the night markets right next to butchers (not literally, but you get the idea). These chargers are also ridiculously cheap, starting out at RM5 onwards. But as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. These cheap chargers transfer electrical power from the wall outlets to your smartphones, but often without any form of circuit protection or power management chips, leading to the possibility of overcharging your smartphone and prone to overheating, which can cause smartphone explosions.
Chargers from the original phone manufacturers and reputable brands often come with circuit protection and power management chips in the charger that control power output and know when your smartphone is charged full to prevent damage. So make sure your chargers are from reputable brands and not no-brand chargers!
The Cables Matter Too!
Like baking a cake, every little part of the whole charging process of our smartphones matter. The charging cable that we use on our smartphones can affect the charging quite significantly. The charging cables of our smartphones are very much like the chargers themselves: they have a power limit that they can transfer. Let`s say for instance that your smartphone`s charger outputs at 2.1A (ampere), but the cable can only carry up to 1.5A: this will cause your smartphone to charge inefficiently.
However, the more dangerous part of the cable is the quality of the cable itself. Cheap no-brand cables tend to use very low quality components which are prone to damage, which in turn will expose the inner wires and cause a short circuit, increasing the possibility of damaging your device and even causing fire. Once again, like the chargers, make sure your charging cable is of a good quality!
Keep the Smartphones away from Heat
This almost goes without saying: Overheating is bad. It doesn`t just apply to electronical devices, but in general, too much heat is bad for everything – except when you`re roasting that delicious chicken in the oven: even then, you need to keep temperatures in check.
Batteries in our smartphones work best in the normal temperatures of our daily activities, but they can be very dangerous when left in extremely hot places such as an enclosed car under direct sunlight or next to a computer`s exhaust fan. When these batteries heat up, they start to lose their efficiency, or worse – they explode. Make sure to charge your smartphones in normal temperatures, and if you notice the phone heating up, you might want to unplug it for a moment to be safe. Oh, don`t put it in the freezer either, the lithium inside can freeze up inside.
When it comes to expensive products like smartphones, it is a great idea not to skimp out on the chargers. After all, you want to make sure the smartphone will last long and be safe whenever it is with you.| The last thing anyone would need with a daily necessity is having it explode, and yet that is what`s been happening with everyone`s most desired "necessity" – smartphones. Or at least it has been happening with the Samsung Galaxy Note7. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is an almost perfect smartphone. The phablet from the South Korean manufacturer has the speediest performance of any smartphones and is one of the most well-built smartphones. Back To Top
Article Date Sep 16 2018 09:49:32:107AM
"Most Go" Places in SG with your special one this
Hang out at Esplanade Roof Garden
Do you know that you can actually head up to hang out at Esplanade Roof Garden? As a matter of fact, you can! It is a great spot for both of you to enjoy a laid-back evening moment, starring at the amazing cityscape as you converse through the evening. In fact, it is highly recommended for you to head up to the roof especially after a delightful meal or stroll along the Singapore River. Moreover, it is unlike any other `roof` areas that you have seen since you will be granted an amazing view of Singapore River, Marina Bay Sands and One Fullerton.
At the same time, the Esplanade Roof Garden possesses great angles which offer ample opportunities for you to snap your own Insta worthy pictures with accompanying hashtags such as #instagood, #beautiful, #photooftheday, #instaperfect, #instalike and others. Besides, you can even throw a picnic to indulge in a pleasant evening above its lush green lawns during the day. Amazingly, you do not need to pay a single cent to enjoy such splendid evening. With subtle ambience and lovely landscape, the Esplanade Roof Garden is a prime location for such romantic escapade.
Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Show
Overlooking the horizon, Marina Bay Sands has been said to be the world`s most expensive standalone casino property at its opening. This iconic Singaporean landmark stands proudly as the face of Singapore aside from the popular Merlion statute. With such a beautiful sight, you can easily take romantic selfies together with it as the background. Yet, you can take your Marina Bay Sands experience to the next level with its spectacular light and water show.
While strolling along the river, you will be greeted with a spectacular experience when the clock strikes exactly 8 in the evening. A masterpiece that combines both light and water performances, the Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Show proves to be the tantalizing sight for both of you. Not just that, you will witness the splendid dance of water jets, laser lights and fire geysers before your eyes.
Lasting for roughly 13 minutes, this magical spectacle is certainly a dazzling sight that both of you should not miss. What makes this even better? The show is totally free. Needless to say, the Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Show is easily one of the most popular attractions for couples in Singapore.
Perfect Getaway at St John`s Island
Talking about epic escapade, the 39-hectare St John`s Island is that incredible spot that presents exciting opportunity for both of you to enjoy solitude from the maddening crowd and traffic in the streets. All you need to do is to hop on a boat from Marina South Pier to this magnificent island. Located at the southernmost part of Singapore, the St John`s Island is said to be one of the most remote places in Singapore. Costing just $18 per-adult, it only takes about 15 minute to reach this island. Ideally speaking, the St John`s Island is literally aptly named like a true hermit`s kingdom. This speaks much about its awesome location which is sought after by countless holidaymakers.
Amidst its picturesque bay, the St John`s Island is home to tons of swimming lagoons, beaches, picnic grounds, football fields and trekking routes. Not only that, it is an island that is full of lovely gardens since it is a haven for a host of flora and fauna. This island paradise will be your terrific place for spending time together to admire its exquisite environment. If you feel that it is not enough to spend your time briefly there, you can always opt for the unforgettable overnight accommodation.
Wine & Dine Aboard the Jewel Cable Car
While many know about the premium sky dining flight on the Singapore Flyer, have you ever heard about cable car dining? If not, you should try out the Jewel Cable Car that you can find near Mount Faber. It is certainly a unique experience unlike any other in Southeast Asia. While enjoying the unparalleled view of Singaporean skyline, you will be treated to a fantastic and intimate dining experience with your lover.
Furthermore, you get to choose between a regular or floral cabin for this incredible dining experience. In this one-and-a-half-hour trip, both of you can enjoy a memorable night of watching over Sentosa and the harbor at sunset. As for its price, it costs from $218 (for two) as it depends on the menus that you select. Thanks to amazing interior of cable car and the surrounding skyline, this is definitely among the "mandatory" places for your special date night.| Renowned for its magnificent cityscape, Singapore is certainly one of the top destinations in the world. Aside from its vibrant environment and lovely attractions, Singapore also boasts a multicultural society that offers a great mix of delicious delicacies. You will be surprised to know there are many romantic locations and activities in Singapore apart from the popular ones that prove to be terrific for all lovers looking to spend some quality time together. Back To Top
Article Date Oct 7 2018 09:18:11:930AM