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Author Topic: ELECTRICAL CHARGERS  (Read 7701 times)
kath5420
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« on: May 12, 2014, 08:23:26 PM »

I'm currently compiling a briefing report on fires caused by electrical chargers/counterfeit chargers/cheap charger, e.g. E-Cigartte, laptop, tablets, game consoles etc. If any of you have attended/invetigated an incident in the last fiscal year, can you post a few details i.e. town, location of fire and type of charger.
Thanks
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nearlythere
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 10:02:30 PM »

There might be something here for you  to follow up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-27371854
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 08:40:37 AM »

I have a case, but its not related to chargers
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kurnal
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 09:23:33 AM »

What is your case related to Jack?
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2015, 11:31:40 AM »

http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/Flash/can-you-tell-the-difference-between-a-real-apple-iphone-charger-and-an-ifake.asp 
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Dinnertime Dave
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2015, 02:31:59 PM »

Kath,

Check your email I've PM you

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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2015, 06:34:09 PM »

http://www.esfrs.org/black-museum/all-the-black-museum-cases/
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2016, 09:06:48 AM »

I heard of a fire officer that had one in his back pack and it exploded - he was not hurt but very surprised.
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2017, 11:41:59 PM »

Battery with inbuilt 'fire extinguisher' developed. Looks interesting


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38637357
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2017, 08:57:41 AM »

Kath,
When you compile your case, would you care to share? I am very interested in fires where the ignition source has been identified as electrical.
There is a price to pay for stepping voltages down. Many laptops, for example, are fairly powerful, and the male / female mains power connections can become sloppy resulting in overheating at the connection.
100w at 230v is only around 0.4A but more than ten times that when the voltage is reduced to 20v.
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2017, 04:29:42 PM »

The US navy has recently banned vapping devises on its entire fleet.

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=99913
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