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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:54 AM
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tell me whats wrong with this picture

i came across these videos by chance, and could not believe that people would do this:
The illegitimate way to charge your cell phone (do not try on iphone) (1 min 53 sec)


how to charge your phone with ANY USB cable and your computer (6 min 38 sec)


a total of nearly 1 million people have viewed these 2 videos. thousands have tried it to some degree, and the second video tries to scare people off from warning about how dangerous this really is so he can get more views!

please tell me i am not the only guy wanting to see such misinformation removed and or corrected?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:05 AM
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So you post it here to heelp them get more views?

IMO has zero to do with RC so.......................


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Old Dec 11, 2012, 05:34 AM
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The difference between batteries for the R/C hobby and a phone battery is that the phone battery has a built-in protection circuit to prevent people like this guy from burning his home down and suing the phone manufacturer. Hobby batteries have no protection, if they did they would be close to useless. It's not nearly as bad as it looks, sure the battery won't perform as well but this is because it won't reach full charge before the protection cuts off the charging current.

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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:57 PM
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So you post it here to heelp them get more views?

IMO has zero to do with RC so.......................
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Hardly any post in this thread has anything to do with RC. That's why it's called "Off Topic".
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Hardly any post in this thread has anything to do with RC. That's why it's called "Off Topic".
he said that right before this thread was moved from the batteries and chargers forum.
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