How dangerous can phone batteries be?
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How dangerous can phone batteries be?

Lithium-ion polymer batteries, also known as lithium-polymer or li-po for short, are the main power providers for our beloved phones, laptops or tablets.

Any portable gadget that needs a large amount of continuous power probably has a li-po battery inside. Although they are filled with a large amount of energy, under normal conditions they are completely safe.

However, there are constant stories and news about batteries catching fire or exploding, and this information has caught the public’s attention for a reason.

What actually happens if you’re fixing your phone, the tool accidentally slips and punctures the battery? The iFixit team is here to dispel the myths surrounding the explosive nature of li-po batteries.

During this interesting process, iFixit showed how you can prevent a damaged battery from causing bigger problems.