Saturday July 20, 2013

Woman Killed by iPhone Used 3rd Party Charger

According to a just released report from the South China Morning Post, the Chinese woman who was electrocuted when answering her iPhone 4 was still connected to an unauthorized battery charger. The charger appeared to malfunction, allowing a full 220 volt charge to run through the battery.

"Knockoff chargers sometimes cut corners," Xiang said. "The quality of the capacitor and circuit protector may not be good, and this may lead to the capacitor breaking down and sending 220 volts of electricity directly into the cell phone battery."

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