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Old 02-12-2019, 05:07 PM
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Default Earbud electrocution!

These cases pop up from time to time and there have been at least 4 cases of death from earbud electrocution. The latest case was in the news a few days ago.

Seems most of them happened when the smartphone was being charged at the same time. I do not think the charging itself was the reason but IF an electric "surge" happens when the phone is plugged in as are the earbuds, evidently the result can be deadly.

Don't get in the habit of having your ears and brain as a "conduit" to completing a circuit to the AC line being hit by a surge.



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Old 02-12-2019, 08:58 PM
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I guess I'll be OK with wireless earbuds?
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These cases pop up from time to time and there have been at least 4 cases of death from earbud electrocution. The latest case was in the news a few days ago.

Seems most of them happened when the smartphone was being charged at the same time. I do not think the charging itself was the reason but IF an electric "surge" happens when they phone is plugged in as are the earbuds, evidently the result can be deadly.

Don't get in the habit of having your ears and brain as a "conduit" to completing a circuit to the AC line being hit by a surge.


This looks like Darwinism at its finest. Anyone dumb enough to put a charging commodity device in their ears......
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I guess I'll be OK with wireless earbuds?
Can’t imagine how that would not be OK
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Can’t imagine how that would not be OK
He might be ok from electrocution....
But who knows about radiation.

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He might be ok from electrocution....
But who knows about radiation.

https://youtu.be/Kj_30YDVkaI
Generation Zapped. Interesting documentary.
Oh, yeah, we've been screwed a long time ago. Wait until the 5G networks roll out everywhere....
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