Stay Safe From Overheated Tech

As the world relies more on electronic devices to handle our business activities, finances, bill payments, home appliances and other everyday activities, it could be a disaster if one of these devices such as a phone stops working — especially if that failure happens randomly at the worst possible time.

Even if your devices aren’t playing crucial roles like providing home security, the cost of electronic devices can be staggering. Replacing a digital camera, laptop or cell phone can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. A major cause of permanent electronic device failure is overheating, which can seriously damage or even destroy a device.

For starters, improper airflow is a major cause of overheating. Most people don’t normally think about whether their cell phone case is suffocating their phone, or if their laptop is positioned properly on their desk? The infographic details these and several other causes of electronic overheating.

As the infographic states, the sheer minuteness of today’s electronics creates the perfect habitat for overheating, with components being packaged so tightly together. Thermal analysis has become an important aspect of electronic product design. By simulating real world environmental and use situations, designers and engineers can fine-tune components to better withstand those specific conditions.

Finally, familiarize yourself with the device’s user manual. Most manufacturers have digital copies available online, so no worries if you don’t own yours. The manual should give you strong advice on how to safely use and store your device, as well as an outline of optimum environmental conditions in which to operate it.

For more information on electronic device overheating and how to prevent it, please see the provided resource.

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