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Protect Yourself and Your Devices: Tips for Preventing Power Bank Fires
Looking for ways to protect yourself and your devices from potential power bank fires? Look no further as this guide is packed with tips and tricks to help you avoid these dangerous situations..
When you picture your power bank, convenience probably springs to mind.
You know how important it is to keep your devices juiced up and ready to go at all times. Whether you're capturing priceless selfies, finding your way home after a wild night out, creating content for your business or project, or jamming out to your favorite tunes, your power bank has got your back.
So, when power banks from one brand were recalled recently after sparking safety concerns, many tech-savvy consumers wondered whether they needed to be worried too.
In recent news, the prestigious brand identified a fault in their lithium-battery-powered products, which led to several injuries and even a house fire.
At Veger Power, we want to bring you the very best technology without any of the risks. That's why we've put together our top three tips to help you get the most out of your power bank while also keeping you safe.
#1. Buy from reputable brands
As with any part of modern life, there's always a bit of a toss-up between investing in a high-quality product and trying to save money. Sure, it can be easy to pick the cheapest option to save a few bucks, but is that okay when you could be endangering your and your loved one's safety?
Our advice is to do your research first.
A recent survey from Which? found that 11 out of 12 power banks failed basic safety tests, with faults ranging from failed electric shock tests, poor construction, lack of internal thermal protection, and even a power bank that began to melt during use.
All of the power banks tested came from unknown manufacturers selling cheap goods.
The reality is - you really do get what you pay for.
The United States Electrical Safety Standards set out guidelines for electrical manufacturers to ensure products are safe to use - and there are even specific standards related to power packs. Reputable brands will make sure they follow these, leaving you worry-free.
#2. Don't overcharge your power bank
Just like your phone or tablet, overcharging your power bank can be dangerous.
Inside your device, circuits control the flow of electricity; if these become damaged, there can be a risk of overheating and electrical fires.
High-quality power banks contain features designed to shut themselves down before they get too hot, explode or catch fire.
But to be safe, don't keep it on charge for excessive amounts of time.
Keep an eye on the charge level and unplug it once it's full. Trust us; it's not worth an electrical fire or explosion risk.
#3. Avoid using damaged power banks
Using a damaged power bank - including leaks, cracks, and bulges - is asking for trouble.
Power banks generally use lithium batteries which can be harmful if you're exposed to them. If you spot a potential leak, be careful - ensure you are fully protected when cleaning up.
There are also regulations to follow when disposing of a lithium battery. Be sure to take a look at the options for your region.
At Veger Power, we want to ensure you stay connected, charged, and, most importantly, safe. All of our high-quality power banks have been tested to comply with the most stringent safety regulations.
So, invest in one of our power bank options and power up with confidence!