Never, ever answer a cell phone while it is being RECHARGED

I got this from my email this morning, I think I need to share this to you dear readers:

A few days ago, a person was recharging his cell phone at home. Just at that time a call Came in and he answered it with the instrument still connected to the outlet. After a few seconds electricity flowed into the cell phone unrestrained and the young man was thrown to the ground with a heavy thud .

His parents rushed to the room only to find him unconscious, with a weak heartbeat and burnt fingers.

He was rushed to the nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead on be aware that it can also be an instrument Of death. Never use the cell phone while it is hooked to the electrical outlet!

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  1. againstthewaters1

    ahhh – good ole email isn’t always true.
    ‘Nice of you to try & warn folks but might I suggest checking out snopes.com first?
    here’s info about your post without the graphic pix though. http://www.snopes.com/horrors/techno/cellcharge.asp

  2. againstthewaters1

    oops sorry – the same pix were on snopes.com but you have to scroll allll the way to the bottom.
    Still not true, though.

  3. OMG ! thanks for the info !

  4. ouch.. that must be painful..

  5. oh my gawddd!! you know i do that all the time! answer the fone kahit na connected sa gasolina!!!!!

  6. againstthewaters, thanks for the info but this is not the first time that I heard this warning, I read it also in one magazine before, so I think prevention is better than cure ๐Ÿ™‚

    GRey, you’re welcome!

    lestat, as, ๐Ÿ™‚

    reyna, naku delikado yan baka sasabog, heheh!

  7. Naman.

    can you imagine a 5v output charger do that?

    5 volts could do that????

    FIVE…. VOLTS??????

    konting esep esep naman…

  8. Randy

    The phone did blow up on him but it had nothing to do with the fact that he was trying to use it while plugged in. The problem is that he was trying to use a 110 volt charger in a 220 volt outlet. North America uses the 110 volt outlets which require plugs with flat blades. Most European and South American countries use 220 volt outlets that require plugs with round blades. The charger lying on the bed has an adapter attached to it to allow it to be plugged in to a 220 volt outlet. Unfortunately, this does not lower the voltage going to the charger. He needed to have a step-down transformer between the wall outlet and the charger. It would have been much cheaper than the doctor bills and new phone.




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