UNPLUG THAT UNUSED APPLIANCE -- BUREAU OF FIRE PREVENTION
Sunday 18th of March 2012
BOHOL, March 18 (PIA) -- While consumers may believe that appliances which had been turned off cannot cause fires, firefighters belie this common perception.
Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP) officer Vicente Ente Jr explained that an appliance, even if it is turned off, still has currents running through its system and when this overheats, it can cause fire.
Speaking at the Kapihan sa PIA, Ente pointed out that modern appliances with remote control systems have standby power which activates when pushing the remote buttons. “This means that the appliance is active and on standby mode, allowing the electrica...
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