posted on 28 Aug 2013, 09:47 44
1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Apple : “You’re charging it wrong!”
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:03 5
7. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1548; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Ha ha ha ha…
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 11:31 8
18. KParks23 (Posts: 685; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
I stopped reading after i got to the part where he was “blown across the room”? Waaa… What kind of voltage they running over there hahaha ive been shocked by 120 and 240 and u don’t do nothing but lock up and go the floor and. .5amps will kill you so what was it that blew him across the room other than imagination
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 21:06 0
58. Jack58221 (Posts: 157; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)
if the shock was anywhere near what they are claiming it could not have come from the charger but the socket it was plugged into. that sounds more like someone in my area that had metal cleats on during a storm and got struck by lightning. they where tossed about 15 feet.
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 18:34 2
50. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 09:47 2
2. Diego! (Posts: 781; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)
Was he wet or barefeet with wet hands when he did that??? If not, Apple is very responsible for this. They should improve security in their products!
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:00 12
3. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Trying to catch a case to pay for his daughters braces..
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 11:43 1
19. KParks23 (Posts: 685; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
And a Lap-Band. BA-Zinggg hahahaha
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 12:08 4
22. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
The money would be better spent on a stint at Jenny Craig (for both of them).
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 13:15 0
34. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
LOL… exactly what I was thinking!
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:00 2
4. JMartin22 (Posts: 2060; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Various shocking hazards and recently, a group managed to sneak malware into the App Store. Definitely not a good time to be Apple with this kind of publicity. Serves them right anyway, for all their grandiose talk, they’re no better than the competition that they try to sully with aggressive bully tactics and name calling.
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:00 8
5. Sauce (unregistered)
As an electrician, I’m pretty sure a shock from a small 10w bzP can not send someone “flying” across the room, especially a man that size. A little buzz is more like it.
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:15 9
11. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
This story originating from the UK and viewing the adaptor electrical configuration of said adaptor, as an electrician, you may take note that it is most likely a 220v/50hz rating. Nothing to mess with. The amount of charred residue, leads me to believe that this adaptor had a dead short powerful enough to cause considerable heath risk or death if handled wrong. I would say equivalent to getting a shock from a high voltage capacitor. Deaths have occurred from such.
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:28 6
12. sprockkets (Posts: 1612; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
I can’t exactly argue with this since it looks like a bad short, but I’ve shocked myself a lot of times on 120v by touching one leg of 240 on a/c units. It isn’t fun but I never get sent across a person’s yard either.
14. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
No. It’s not fun at all. I’ve been railed several times from one leg of 208 and 240v. One time did send me to the hospital when I was an apprentice technician. I didn’t fly across the room but was knocked unconscious. If this gentleman was wet, I could very well understand a greater danger and jolt to send him back a couple of feet. Air is a good insulator and when getting zapped gives you better chance to overcome from pulling back reflex. Water conductivity, not so much.
16. Sauce (unregistered)
My point being – highly unlikely to be sent flying across his room. If just one piece of this story is fiction, what does that lead us to think about the entire situation? I sense a case settlement.
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 12:15 1
24. stealthd (unregistered)
It’s still a 10W power adapter, the only way for you to get a high power shock is for there to be a short circuit, and how he would have gotten such a shock is still a mystery.
30. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
If you look closely, you will see that the burn marks on the cover appear to correlate with an origination of the terminals of the adaptor which plugs into the wall. This is line input(220v); not the 10 watt output. This leads me to believe that there maybe a legitimate failure here. I agree, this story is still a mystery regardless. I’d be interested to hear the outcome.
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 14:19 0
40. tedkord (Posts: 15816; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Stories get exaggerated. I remember once at work we had a leaking propane line. All it did was ice up around the leak, we isolated the area, blocked in the line and repaired it with fire/rescue standing by. But it was near our front gate, so the public could see the activity.
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 16:13 0
45. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
This is obviously fake and hes trying to get some free $.
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 18:55 0
53. roscuthiii (Posts: 2369; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Okay electricians… you’re forgetting something. You’re electricians. This was just a user picking up a device.
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:03 6
6. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
I’m still amazed that parents will purchase powerful internet tools such as tablets and smartphones for children this young, let alone not supervising them during operation.
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:37 0
13. ibap (Posts: 797; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
I don’t know these people, and I didn’t let my daughter have a phone at all at that age, but if you’re letting them use a desktop PC (remember those?), how is a tablet or smartphone any more “powerful”? It is rarely the device that is at issue, but the information they have access to. And your statement has nothing to do with the electricity issue. Do you let your kids turn on a light switch?
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 13:16 1
35. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Ibap, it really had nothing to do with the article. It is more of an ethical proceeding. Parents are so quick to jump on how kids have grown digressed in physical socializing through outside playground activities or in lacking houshold chores or discipline, yet, allow their kids to interact on the internet without any supervision. Supervision is the operative word. It tends to be somewhat ignored when letting these young children access mobile content which could lead to anything that adults can. I have three grandchildren whose mom has caught our 9 year old granddaughtel doing things she shouldn’t be doing. We fully blame the mom for not using common sense. Just hand over a tablet to your child and let her have fun? Not cool.
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 15:43 0
43. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4935; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Take a look at the picture. It’s a 3 prong outlet and there isn’t any way to “improperly plug it in”, or in other words, there is only one way to plug it in.
48. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Even 120v is nothing to mess with if not knowing what you’re doing. There’s an old saying that it’s not the voltage, but the current(amperage) that kills. While both go hand in hand, more people are severely electrocuted by standard 120v products, even ending in death.
64. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4935; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I do low voltage work and you can be killed even from that (sweaty hands and 24VAC made for quite a jolt in my case). IIRC it takes something like 28mA across the heart to kill someone, depending on their body resistance and so on. I’m also not very familiar with european voltage, all I remember (from my boss who was an army electrician stationed in Germany) is their standard household 220 means smaller gauge electrical wiring required due to the lower current.
65. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4935; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Btw, you may be onto something with the muscles doing the throwing instead of the voltage itself. I remember having to replace a fuse on an autoformer (120VAC power supply used to buffer between line voltage and the device being worked on). I pulled the plug and went to get a fuse, meanwhile my lab partner plugged it in for her project, it didn’t work, and she walked away. I come back with the fuse, not noticing that it’s now plugged in, and when I pushed the fuse in my fingers made contact and my arm shot up in the air. Kinda similar to John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever.
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:05 8
8. JMartin22 (Posts: 2060; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
In other news – why do 8 year old kids have $500+ devices? It’s called a jump rope.
posted on 28 Aug 2013, 13:09 2
33. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Marketing $500+ iToys to kids is the most insidious thing Apple has done yet. Kids aren’t exactly able to make decisions for themselves, and when they throw a tantrum, most of the time, mom and dad just give in. Especially when they were wanting an iToy themselves.
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