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Old May 13, 2008, 03:08 PM
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Default (Yet another Urban Legend) Important! Please Read Immediately!

I HOPE YOU'RE NOT DOING THIS!!! Never, ever answer a cell phone while it is being RECHARGED!! 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 arrival. Cell phones are a very useful modern invention. However, we must be aware that it can also be an instrument of death.

here are a few pictures of that incident:














Never use the cell phone while it is hooked to the electrical outlet!
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Old May 13, 2008, 03:22 PM
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Another lame urban legend. You do know that most of these chargers convert the input electrical flow to a much lower output current and it is also a direct current? Most chargers convert the input current into a much lower and safer current(although it will now have a higher ampere). Had it not been for the conversion, the cell phones would not survive the direct 110-220v current. Don't just take other 's word for granted. Do a bit research yourself.

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Old May 13, 2008, 04:08 PM
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he must have been on mossad's hitlist...
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Old May 13, 2008, 04:31 PM
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Too much high tech mafia movie
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Nokia (looks like Nokia) will have a huge law suit in hand.
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Old May 13, 2008, 04:38 PM
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বেচারার খাটটা ত বেশ সুন্দর। নীল দেয়াল, আবার নীল রঙের চাদর............
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Old May 13, 2008, 06:27 PM
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you are more likely to get hit by a plane than this to happen to you.
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Old May 13, 2008, 07:45 PM
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Old May 13, 2008, 08:19 PM
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I always talk on my cellphone when it is being charged and that never happened to me.
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Old May 14, 2008, 01:01 PM
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Poor fella...
looks like its really his time to go....
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this is not true...i am an electronics and communication engg..i can bet on my life this is not possible.
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Old May 14, 2008, 07:36 PM
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Quote:
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he must have been on mossad's hitlist...
I was thinking along those lines.
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have a day off bruv, u seriously dont believe that do ya?
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Old May 15, 2008, 08:50 AM
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Although I can understand the reasoning behind renaming the thread title, it wasn't the right thing to do.
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Old May 15, 2008, 10:09 AM
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this is not true...i am an electronics and communication engg..i can bet on my life this is not possible.
Can u tell me is it good/ok to charge the cell phones all night or is it bad for the cell phones? I thought the new adapters stops the flow once the phone is charged? any idea?
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Old May 15, 2008, 01:07 PM
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I heard (so cannot verify) that it depends on the type of phone you have.
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Old May 15, 2008, 06:33 PM
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Can u tell me is it good/ok to charge the cell phones all night or is it bad for the cell phones? I thought the new adapters stops the flow once the phone is charged? any idea?
Yes, cell phones stop charging once they're fully charged. You can see it yourself. Leave the charger on for few hours, and then your phone should show something like "charging complete" or stop the charging animation.

It applies for all modern chargers, including NiMH battery chargers.
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Old May 16, 2008, 08:30 AM
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Not sure, because I was told (by our telecom rep) that Motorolla Razr has issues if you leave it on charge all night. My wife's phone got screwed coz of that.
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Old May 16, 2008, 09:17 AM
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well i have left my phones (all kind cheap to expensive ones) connected all night. No problem until one of my charger for the razor went bad. So now i am leaving the charger disconnected when not in use(the one that went bad was connected all the time)...
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i always talk when my cell is charging.. my charger hasn't blown up.. and i'm still alive..
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Old May 16, 2008, 02:01 PM
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Quote:
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i always talk when my cell is charging.. my charger hasn't blown up.. and i'm still alive..

wow! but how?

next time try to disconnect your charger from the cell before you answer a call
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Old May 16, 2008, 10:12 PM
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save the planet. disconnect your chargers after use.
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