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Thai man electrocuted in Pattaya - with his phone and the charger by his side

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Police were called to an address in Soi 15, Thing Klom - Tan Man, Nong Prue late on Sunday night after relatives reported that a man had died in his bedroom. 

 

Aron Yohyoei, 21, was found with burns to his face and arm. He had been dead about six hours. There were no signs of foul play.

 

Next to the body was a plugged in phone - police believe he was electrocuted because of this. 

 

Distraught relatives explained how they had wondered why Aron was being so quiet. 

 

They broke down his door after someone climbed up and peering through a vent saw him lying on his bed motionless.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 

 

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My condolences to his family and loved ones and hope this goes as a warning sign to many

 

  1. never leave devices plugged in overnight
  2. ensure the t-cut is installed on your property
  3. never use cheap electronics - go for import quality with warranty (such as Japanese)
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I once bought a spare charger from a 20 Bht shop for my powerbank that I purchased in Oz. 20 min on the charger and bang, the powerbank was fried.. No compensation here, just a replacement 20 Bht charger.. The branded powerbank was about 1000 Bht from Oz dollars.. Consumer laws in Oz would have paid for repair or replacement.. In Thailand absolutely squat.. My stupidity in buying something electric too cheap.. Live and learn I suppose.. 

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Some cheap chargers have very poor insulation and at some point might send the full power through the charging cable. You can find videos on YouTube where they explain this problem by taking apart such chargers. 

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Check out the guy's surname!! Is that for real.? 

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Yes , buy cheap and die, so spens the extra time and money to get a genuine brand product and

live a bit longer. It is sad to hear of people dying because of bad habits, but it happens all the

time.

Geezer

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@RocketDog no argument from me, and yes I am a real engineer. 

 

It is extremely worrying that the number of reports of people getting zapped whilst using phones seems to be increasing and it's not just Thailand.

 

I can only repeat advice which is given over and over:-

  • Don't use cheap (invariably) Chinese chargers, pay the extra for a genuine branded unit.
  • Don't use your phone with a headset whilst it's on charge (or use a BlueTooth headset).
  • Don't leave your device unattended whilst charging (or at least place it somewhere that's not going to catch fire).
  • Install an RCD/RCBO on your electricity supply.
  • Need extra power? Use a power bank.

 

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2 hours ago, Crossy said:

@RocketDog no argument from me, and yes I am a real engineer. 

 

It is extremely worrying that the number of reports of people getting zapped whilst using phones seems to be increasing and it's not just Thailand.

 

I can only repeat advice which is given over and over:-

  • Don't use cheap (invariably) Chinese chargers, pay the extra for a genuine branded unit.
  • Don't use your phone with a headset whilst it's on charge (or use a BlueTooth headset).
  • Don't leave your device unattended whilst charging (or at least place it somewhere that's not going to catch fire).
  • Install an RCD/RCBO on your electricity supply.
  • Need extra power? Use a power bank.

 

Thanks Crossy for your post. Now there are two voices crying out in the wilderness.

 

All your recommendations are sane and sober.

 

Obviously though you are getting kickbacks from the safety breaker and Bluetooth headphone companies! 😉

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