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Why can't you drop electronics in water? Answered

We all know we can't drop electronics in water. Why? I think it's because they short out the circuits. SO, I can drop my ipod in distilled water and it will be perfectly fine?

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Matt21497
Matt21497

11 years ago

Electronics cant be dropped in water because water is conductive. Conductive materials let electriciti go through them easily. Because the electrical current would be in the wires when the water would touch the wires it would short out

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asdfinch
asdfinch

Answer 8 years ago

Only water with matel ions dissolved in it is conductive. Being that water naturally picks up these ions at its sources, and that at water treatment or purification plants they don't remove them (for health reasons), virtually all water acquired by any means other than distillation would conduct electricity. However, if you were to distill your own water, or buy distilled water, you would be able to drop your phone or any electronic device in it without inflicting damage.

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KEYBOARDISBROKEN
KEYBOARDISBROKEN

11 years ago

why do people always say you cant drop electronics into water when you can!- just hold it over water and let go... oh- and you ipod will probably break because you dropped it, ragardless of the water.