Do you use your smartphone even during a storm? This is information directly from the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi, which you should definitely not miss. In today's article, we will reveal whether a storm can affect the proper functioning of your smart device.
Using a Xiaomi smartphone during a storm
In the same way that we have to activate the appropriate mode on our smartphone during an airplane flight to prevent possible communication interference, there is also a belief in how storms can affect the proper functioning of devices.
After previous statements on the sidelines of the event, when information appeared on the Internet about the use of toothpaste to repair the smartphone screen, Xiaomi comes with another correction of false claims. This time he is heading to the topic of storms.
A laboratory that tests a large number of devices
In order to clarify the doubts about the use of smartphones during a storm, Xiaomi decided to set up a small laboratory and evaluate to what extent a storm can affect the device.
The solution for testing is the Tesla coil. No, it has nothing to do with Elon Musk, but on the contrary, with Nikola Tesla. This coil helps to create an environment with lightning, which subsequently hit one of the Xiaomi 12 smartphones in laboratory conditions.
As you can see in the video above, the created flash hits the smartphone, which then continues playing the video or call. So if nothing happened to the smartphone, where does the belief of damage come from?
This is probably a myth that arose when telephone lines were still in use a few decades ago. If there was a storm and lightning struck the wiring that connected the cable phone lines, the connection was broken and that affected communication.
A tragic case of calling during a storm happened in 1985
In fact, in 1985 there was a tragic case of death while making a phone call during a storm. A man who was using his phone was electrocuted because the electricity passed through the handset and into the user's body, causing a cardiac arrest.
It was an accident, but it was an exception. So you don't have to worry about using your modern mobile device, which was also confirmed by Xiaomi's testing.
Finally, one interesting statistic. The probability that lightning will strike in your direction (your person, not the device itself) is one in 15. This 300:1 statistic also takes into account the aforementioned lightning strike once every 15300 years.
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