I was charging my Sony Ericsson K608i this morning when I heard an explosion from my room. Our circuit breaker immediately tripped after I heard the sound, an indication that there has been a short circuit. I immediately ran into my room only to find out that the cause of the explosion was my K608i’s Standard Charger (CST-13). Thanks to Sony Ericsson’s charger design that the damage did not reach my phone. My phone is still working as of this time.
I’ve been using this charger since I was in college. This is the second charger that I used for my K608i after the first one stopped working. Since then, I never encountered any problems with the CST-13, of course not until this morning. My theories are: there has been a power surge that resulted to the explosion of the CST-13 or my charger reached its life’s limit. The second one’s so unlikely so I’m clinging more on to the former.
If you have experienced the same experience as I had, please share them in my comments section. I guess I’ll have to look for a new charger again.
Here are some photos of the charger after it exploded: