Dwight Watt - Watt Thoughts #426 2/11/2023

#426 - Can I charge my cellphone in the microwave? (Watt Thoughts)

The short and simple answer is NO.

Trying to charge your cellphone in the microwave will at minimum destroy your phone and could do lots more damage

There I a joke being forwarded on the Internet about charging your phone in the microwave.  It is a joke.  However, it does not tell you that and people believe it.  It is based on the concept that some devices can receive their power through ethernet cable (poe) and also that it is possible but I have not seen used yet to do charging/powering of devices thru wireless signals and some chargers just allow you to lay the device on a charger.

If you try to charge your phone in the microwave first off it will destroy your phone so no more charging or using it.  Secondly you could cause a fire in your microwave just as if you put a metallic pan or other object in it.  That fire could spread (microwaves are not fire-resistant devices and burn your home or business down.

Realize it is a joke the items on the Internet and do not forward them as there are people who will believe it and try it.  Let’s keep the world a little safer.  If you read it on the Internet, use common sense and determine if it is real before trying for your health, wealth and safety.

Thank you to Evelyn for the article idea.



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