Third party battery catches fire destroys a Nexus S

first_imgThird party batteries may be less expensive, and they may offer an increased capacity long before an official product is released, but make sure you’re ordering from a quality manufacturer. One Nexus S user today is in search of a new phone after an aftermarket battery blew up his Nexus S.Batteries blow up occasionally. Maybe they are in an iPhone, or a feature phone, or a removable third party battery that you bought off Amazon for $5. Under the wrong environmental conditions, the battery in your favorite piece of gadgetry can fall victim to a chemical reaction that causes the battery to inflate and catch fire. Quality control on behalf of the manufacturer is often the best way to avoid these kinds of events, but they still happen from time to time. Today’s accidental smartphone death comes in the form of a fried Anker battery that, until recently, lived inside a Samsung Nexus S.Anker makes batteries for a ton of smartphones, and their products explode at about the same rate as everyone else’s batteries. For the most part, this sort of thing is unavoidable. The difference between Anker and an official battery is the responsibility, and the ability to hold the company accountable for the burning plastic shell.Fortunately, this was a Nexus S, so the battery casing popped off due to the pressure and the battery was allowed to grow without causing a larger plastic fire. The phone is still mostly unusable, At best, the only thing Anker is responsible for is the cost of the battery. You’d still need to replace your phone, and in this case the phone was just about due for an upgrade anyway.In the end, this doesn’t do anything to add weight to the conversation between removable and non-removable batteries, but it’s enough to make you careful about where you put your phone while you sleep.Burnt Nexus SBurnt Nexus SNexus S battery explosionbattery explosionsBurnt wood batterylast_img read more