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Accidentally washed spare battery

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by joehornback, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. joehornback

    joehornback Well-Known Member
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    Hi all, I have three spare batteries I ordered when I first bought this phone (not knowing I really wouldn't need them LOL), anyway, if I'm going to be away where I roam or I know I won't get to a charger, I'll put one in my pocket. Well, as the story goes, I forgot it was in there and ran it through the washing machine.

    Wonder if it is still any good? I've been too scared to try and put it in my phone fearing it would short circuit something. It's been over a week and the battery is definitely dried out...

    Any thoughts???
     



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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    I dont think it would damage the phone so im gona actually say.... try it :)
     
  3. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    Do you own a multimeter? Can you take a voltage reading off the battery?
     
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  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    ^^ this is would be the sensible thing to do lol :D
    I tend to just put my tongue on the contacts :thumbup:
     
  5. joehornback

    joehornback Well-Known Member
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    don't own a multi meter, but do own a tongue LOL
     
  6. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    I don't know enough about this sort of thing. Worst case scenario is a fire :p
    You mentioned that you don't need the spare batteries anyway. I'd throw that one out. What did it cost you?
     
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  7. joehornback

    joehornback Well-Known Member
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    My thoughts exactly, after thinking about it, not worth risking, I have two other spares and don't hardly use them anyway, got them for cheap off of ebay so it's in the trash already...
     
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  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Don't ever use your tongue.

    Use funky's ok, but otherwise don't. :D
     
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  9. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    I would not risk it ... at least not with my phone :D
    As far as I know Li-Ion batteries have a little build-in electronic circuit for to stop charging when the battery is fully charged. When this electronic circuit got busted (washing powder and hot water!) then the battery could be overcharged while charging.
    An overcharged Li-Ion battery will explode.

    Harry
     
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  10. futurichal

    futurichal Lurker

    Since the battery is dry now.
    I think there won't be any problems.
     
  11. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    hadnt thouht about the charge circuit thing :thumbup:
     
  12. edwinkar01

    edwinkar01 Lurker

    I also think that you should not risk that.
     
  13. Bearsyzf

    Bearsyzf Android Expert

    Just throw it away since you already have spares .
     
  14. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    I guess we can mark this one done.

    Anyone want to discuss it further, please click my name, send me a private message, no problem.

    Be sure to include the link!! LoL I can't act on a PM that says - hey, open the thread! :D ;) :)

    Otherwise -

    /thread closed
     
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