• EEVblog #873 – World’s Most Dangerous Consumer Product!

    Dave looks at possibly the world’s most dangerous consumer product, a portable electrode boiler based water heater available on ebay.
    Marketed as “safe”, it is nothing less than a death trap!

    EDIT: Holy crap! They sell this as a baby bath heater!

    Forum HERE

    Be Sociable, Share!

      About EEVblog

      Check Also

      EEVblog #1022 – Finding A $50 Oscilloscope On Ebay

      Another look at finding a $50 analog oscilloscope on ebay. Forum HERE Podcast: DownloadBe Sociable, ...

      • Pingback: EEVblog #873 – World’s Most Dangerous Consumer Product! | WTS Connects()

      • Agent K7

        TAKE THIS F**K Down

      • Abel Martinezky

        Dave, that is a luxury item, here in Argentina people use just the wire and nails !! well construction workers or whenever a stove is not available to heat water for our beloved “Mate” look here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miJXLc4TruI also prison inmate do this with any metal or cable to heatup their coffee, soup etc…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAFu6pT1fAs

        Here is the comercial version used by many households!!

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6d83825650e5e969f735a414a7a043d91d3a377f9bc0e0845f1e54e065085c5f.jpg

      • Brian Jenkins

        Dude, you should report this to eBay and have it removed. Hilarious video though, can’t believe that there are people greedy enough to make something like this with a total lack of regard for safety!

      • Ron Consiglio

        If there is salt in the water it will break down into sodium and chloride therefore chlorinating the water. This is commonly used in swimming pools as a alternative to adding cholrine but the platinum cells used in the process run at 20-27Vdc and are mains isolated.

      • Roy

        Pardon my potential ignorance but I thought these were (somewhat) common. Googling “immersion water boiler” brings up plenty of scary variations. Image search shows all the possible variants nicely, most with exposed metal prongs. Also, apparently this concept is popular in prisons to make soups and what-nots. Not that that is an endorsement by any stretch. This way of heating water always scared the hell out of me but it isn’t new. Unless I’m missing how this particular product is unsafer than what else is out there.

        • No it’s not knew, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it.

      • Syd Jessop

        bigclivedotcom on youtube likes finding this kind of dangerous crap and taking it apart. A hilarious spoof epitomizing it all is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcDgOGC5Lcc
        Many people live with the dangerous assumption that just because something is for sale that it must be safe; bizarre.

      • Tristan Pauwels

        Ik ga lekker vrolijk vanelektronica

      • Tristan Pauwels

        Aan your pick van Fein Fein

      • Tristan Pauwels

        Wil je mee elektronica geven kapot is

      • Tristan Pauwels

        Vind je wil chatten video

      • Tristan Pauwels

        Ivt0912tristan

      • Richard Toth

        iI remember 30+ years back, that here, in former Czechoslovakia, was something similar commonly available. It was a plastic mug, with two graphite electrodes from the base and flex-cable, connecting it directly to wall 220V. I cannot find any image of that, but as i said, it was pretty common.

      • Tristan Pauwels

        Ayou my best friend en ai love elektronica and ai Traaij to work werkt

      • Tristan Pauwels

        Ja telefoonnummer klopt niet ik heb het te proberen maar ze vinden het niet is het misschien omdat je veranderd bent van telefoonnummer

      • Tristan Pauwels

        Mijn stem

      The EEVblog Store generally ships twice a week, on Tuesdays & Fridays, Sydney time. Dismiss