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Windows 7: Why you shouldn't buy cheap chargers! (please read)

15 Sep 2014   #1
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Why you shouldn't buy cheap chargers! (please read)

Firstly i wasnt sure where to put this but im sure the mods will help me out.

Okay well....

So today i woke up in my normal mood made a few posts as normal.

When i got to work, i made me coffee and i was working in the server room.

All of a sudden i hear a very loud bang and scream it was like a gunshot had gone off.

I thought nothing of it, this screaming continued for about 3 seconds, so i went to find out what had happened.

A young lady within my team had plugged a Ipad charger in that she bought of amazon.

Only to her amazement it exploded in her hand blowing one of her fingers clean off.

Please, only use genuine chargers from a trusted supplier.

I will attach some photo's where you can the charger after the incident.

This is 240v going though a Tiny wire with no fuse or Resistor.




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15 Sep 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Some one was lucky today
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15 Sep 2014   #3
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Isn't there supposed to be some kind of British Standard for plugs, chargers, etc? Very surprised to hear that.
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15 Sep 2014   #4
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

"supposed" s
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15 Sep 2014   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Another example of false economy. Buying a cheap charger, or many other devices as well, will save you some money up front but the long term (or even short term) cost is often higher.
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