1. dpham00's Avatar
    Man looks to be using a third party cable.

    Galaxy Note 7 catches fire and 'explodes' while on charge | TheINQUIRER
    08-24-2016 10:52 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    "Shonky third-party USB-C adaptor is probably to blame"
    At least they state that from the get-go. This could have been Jerry's chromebook.HTC 10.

    Sorry, it was his phone that got hot, but using the chromebook charger.
    Almeuit likes this.
    08-24-2016 10:55 AM
  3. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    Third party USB C cables can be dangerous.
    08-24-2016 11:04 AM
  4. ctk4949's Avatar
    This is why, I mostly use wireless charging.
    08-24-2016 11:13 AM
  5. rushmore's Avatar
    And or a knock off N7.
    08-24-2016 12:36 PM
  6. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Something fishy there.
    08-24-2016 12:41 PM
  7. Jona005's Avatar
    waiting for the first big news outlet to pick this up and run with it. Probably phone arena, actually.
    recDNA, Christine Aflak and Weils like this.
    08-24-2016 01:00 PM
  8. BearlyFloats's Avatar
    He probably DL my mixtape tbh.
    Christine Aflak and rushmore like this.
    08-24-2016 01:15 PM
  9. areyes163's Avatar
    Even though it looks like he is definitely using a third party cable it also looks like he is using the included Samsung micro USB go USB C adaptor that's in the box. If that's the case then that's a issue. I make no judgements until or if we see some type of investigation o. What actually happened.
    08-24-2016 04:08 PM
  10. dobo84's Avatar
    This happens with lots of phones , I had a iphone battery in a 6 explode not quite as extreme as this but its happened.
    08-24-2016 09:06 PM
  11. mustang8918's Avatar
    The phone looks to be burnt on the bottom but yet the cable that supposedly was charging it shows no damage, hmmmmm.
    SpookDroid likes this.
    08-24-2016 09:19 PM
  12. Preach2k's Avatar
    08-31-2016 04:09 AM
  13. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I'm waiting for official word on this if there's going to be one.

    But I'm suspecting that these phones probably weren't using the original cable and wallwart combo. Especially in the second one, where although the wallwart and cable combo used wasn't mentioned, the post did tell people to use the provided wallwart and cable.

    Perhaps this is a good time to remind folks that USB Type-C isn't really like microUSB. It's a more capable and intelligent port plus standard as a whole. As such, please use either the cable that comes included with the phone or third-party cables approved by Benson and/or Nathan. Same applies to wallwarts. I'd say the same for everything in general.

    As for the adapter, use it with a good cable, especially the ones made by the original OEM, together with a good wallwart. Don't plug it into a random cheap cable.
    Preach2k and dpham00 like this.
    08-31-2016 04:36 AM

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