Learn why using rice to dry your device can do more harm than good and what really needs to be done to save your wet devices.
Episode #9-48 released on July 14, 2019
Your phone, laptop, computer, or other electronics are probably not made to be submerged in water. Even if they have some kind of liquid resistance, that resistance degrades with time.
Knowing what liquid damage does to your electronics may help you understand why solutions like rice are horrible and ineffective. It will, also, help you to understand my stance on non-removable batteries, end user accessibility to devices, and more.
Water itself, and most of the liquids we come into contact with are conductive. The singular most dangerous side effect of liquid damage is the possibility of shorting out the device that has been exposed. If water is allowed to bridge multiple isolated circuits, it could damage various sensitive components in the device. This is, also, possible at the connector as rice absorbs the water and by doing so, becomes conductive itself. The only way to prevent shorting is by disassembling the device and removing the power source as soon as possible. Turning off the device is essential to the devices life.
There is, also, the distinct possibility that the longer the device is exposed to water, the more likely the solder points and other metal components will start corroding. The more corrosion exists in the device, the shorter the life span of the device will be. This is, another reason why devices that can be taken apart easily would be practical for end users. Being able to immediately dry the device makes it possible for end users to prevent unnecessary electronics waste.
Then there is the matter of drying your electronics, you don't really want to dry it out, not immediately. You want to use Isopropyl Alcohol at ninety percent or higher, and I personally suggest ninety-nine percent. You need to displace the water from the device as soon as possible. If you remember your chemistry, water is denser than alcohols like Isopropyl and by placing the device in an Isopropyl solution will result in the water sinking to the bottom. Then when you take the electronics out of the Isopropyl alcohol, it will commence evaporation immediately and faster. This will result in far less corrosion on the electronic components and provide a longer life for your device.
Host : Steve Smith | Music : | Editor : Steve Smith | Producer : Zed Axis Dot Net