1. nonie's Avatar
    Saw on news a phone burst into flames in car. 😫
    06-11-2018 10:17 AM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    it was two phones at the same time in the same car....sounds fishy.

    https://www.gadgetsnow.com/mobiles/2...n_New&from=mdr
    nonie likes this.
    06-11-2018 10:46 AM
  3. nonie's Avatar
    I was wondering if they were both charging.
    06-11-2018 02:36 PM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I was wondering if they were both charging.
    Probably one ignited the other
    06-11-2018 03:27 PM
  5. Dooki's Avatar
    the reason I only use high quality cables and chargers. it might have been the phone but I've seen some weird things happen with cheap charging accessories.
    nonie and djrakowski like this.
    06-11-2018 08:27 PM
  6. flyingkytez's Avatar
    The power adapter on the car is usually not as regulated as the home power port. If you use cheap, made-in-China junk, expect the unit to smoke up.. there are no standards in the Chinese mass produced knock-off market.. unfortunately small mom and pop stores (even pre-paid) like heavily depended Metro PCS buys cheap junk cables and chargers from knock-off factories in China.. They make products that appear to work in the short term.. however they usually end up in flames.. you get what you pay for
    06-14-2018 01:01 PM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    The power adapter on the car is usually not as regulated as the home power port. If you use cheap, made-in-China junk, expect the unit to smoke up.. there are no standards in the Chinese mass produced knock-off market.. unfortunately small mom and pop stores (even pre-paid) like heavily depended Metro PCS buys cheap junk cables and chargers from knock-off factories in China.. They make products that appear to work in the short term.. however they usually end up in flames.. you get what you pay for
    You don't know if it was a cheap charger
    06-14-2018 04:56 PM
  8. Fred98TJ's Avatar
    Also the battery itself has built in protection circuits. Those are suppose to prevent overcharging etc..
    06-15-2018 01:32 AM
  9. jimmyjam22's Avatar
    Car chargers are absolutely the worst. I've had some of the cheapos overheat my phone. Get a DC to AC converter. Many new autos already have built in ac power.
    06-15-2018 01:44 AM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    While Chinese products can be cheap... I'm not sure what that has to do with this article? I don't remember reading it was due to a cheap Chinese knock off. So do you have somewhere that says that or are you just wildly assuming something with no facts and pretending it is fact?
    The power adapter on the car is usually not as regulated as the home power port. If you use cheap, made-in-China junk, expect the unit to smoke up.. there are no standards in the Chinese mass produced knock-off market.. unfortunately small mom and pop stores (even pre-paid) like heavily depended Metro PCS buys cheap junk cables and chargers from knock-off factories in China.. They make products that appear to work in the short term.. however they usually end up in flames.. you get what you pay for
    06-15-2018 08:21 AM
  11. k3m1c6's Avatar
    Why does she hide her identity in the interview? Sounds fishy to me as well!
    06-15-2018 08:29 PM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Why does she hide her identity in the interview? Sounds fishy to me as well!
    Identify theft, anonymity....who knows?
    06-15-2018 08:51 PM
  13. k3m1c6's Avatar
    Criminal activity, witness protection program.
    06-15-2018 09:52 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Or just not wanting the world to know her name. I can respect that.
    Criminal activity, witness protection program.
    06-15-2018 10:26 PM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Or just not wanting the world to know her name. I can respect that.
    Exactly....some people value their privacy
    Almeuit likes this.
    06-15-2018 11:14 PM
  16. Dooki's Avatar
    Why does she hide her identity in the interview? Sounds fishy to me as well!
    Probably because she has read any comment section, ever, and doesn't want that cesspool in her life.
    Almeuit likes this.
    06-15-2018 11:30 PM
  17. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    a lot of chargers I've use were made in China. Even most products I've used were made in China. it's almost inescapeable unless you actively scrutinize and avoid buying anything with a "made in China" sticker.

    even if it doesn't say it, some parts inside we're probably made in China.

    hope this catching fire biz doesn't result in Samsung getting a lawsuit from Hunger Games franchise. Samsung: Catching Fire.
    06-16-2018 12:08 AM

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