If the charger tip touches any material will anything happen?


Android Enthusiast
I am wondering if a charger (e.g. phone charger, laptop charger) is connected to the power source and turned on, if the metal connector (that is supposed to connect to laptop/phone) touches material like metal, cloth, paper, plastic (e.g. plastic bag) will it catch fire or have anything happen?


Clueless Senior Member
You'll likely be fine, as it is most likely that you will not have both the positive and negative terminals connecting at the same time. Most chargers (including USB and most computer chargers) are designed in such a way that it's difficult, if not impossible, to contact both sides of the charger to run current through anything other than the intended device.