Recently, a guy named Wiley Day from Alabama, United States, almost lost his life because his necklace touched an exposed part of his charger and extension cord at the same time, while he was sleeping. The heat and electric shock threw him to the ground.
According to him, he formed the habit of always charging his phone by his bedside and he never imagined that something that terrible could happen.
Well, thankfully, he is alive, but he is now warning us to learn from his mistake and avoid charging our phones by our bedside. I believe that it is a good advice and, personally, I stopped doing this a while ago, based on similar stories I came across online.
Another young girl with a lot of promise in life in the US, was not as lucky as Wiley, as she lost her life while charging her phone in the bathroom when she was having her bath in the bath tub. The charging phone fell into the bath tub she was in and electrocuted her, causing her parent and younger sister serious heartbreak!
In addition to Wiley’s advice, here are some other tips that you might find helpful;
- It is advisable not to use your phone while it is charging. Again, I have come across some not too good stories on the Internet and the general advice is that we should avoid using our phone, particularly to make calls, while it is charging.
- Do you like charging your phone all through the night? If yes, why? The average device gets fully charged after two or three hours at the most. This practice actually puts pressure on your battery and weakens it.
- Unplug your charger when not in use. The practice for many of us is to leave our chargers connected to the power source, even, when not being used, which is simply not necessary.
- Finally, if you charge your phone on your bed, then, you should understand that it can lead to overheating because of the pillows and bed sheets, so avoid this practise as much as possible.
Remember that every piece of technology has some sort of rules and regulations attached to them being effectively used, so, learn to Use wisely.