What Does it Take for a Samsung Note7 to Explode?



We decided to see what it really takes for a Samsung Note7 to explode in a multi-day YouTube live stream with several phones. Additional info on the experiment in the full description below. Subscribe to Mashable on YouTube for more tech coverage: http://on.mash.to/subscribe

Please do NOT try this at home. These three Samsung Galaxy Note7s had potential battery defects with the potential to overheat and catch fire.

For three nights the phones performed just as they were designed to. We ran them non-stop, set to Stay Awake and Keep Screen so the battery would remain active. The phones turned off every night when they either got too hot, or ran low on batteries.

So we decided to stress test the phones even further to see how the lithium batteries would react. We stressed the internal compass on the phone with a magnet. Then placed the phone close to a 1000-watt light. That’s when the left phone combusted. These scenarios are clearly outside the bounds of what is considered “normal use,” and the combustion in no way reflects a defect to the design of the phones.

Rewatch the Related Facebook Live Videos:
Morris County Fire Training Academy tour: http://on.mash.to/2czGkAC
Lithium battery destruction: http://on.mash.to/2cNFcsQ
Laptop battery test: http://on.mash.to/2ctJDLn

Again, please do NOT try this at home. We are housing this experiment at a safe and secure location thanks to our friends at the Morris County Fire Training Academy.

To find out if your Galaxy Note7 is under recall, and what to do next head here: http://on.mash.to/2ctaFhQ

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