Safety First: Why You Should Avoid Using a Rechargeable E-File While Plugged In

In the nail industry, the use of electric nail files, or e-files, has become increasingly popular for filing nails. While rechargeable e-files offer convenience and portability, it is essential to be aware of the potential risks associated with using them while plugged in. In this blog, we will discuss why it is crucial to avoid using a rechargeable e-file while it is connected to a power source.

Safety Hazard: One of the primary reasons to avoid using a rechargeable e-file while plugged in is the risk of electrical hazards. When the e-file is plugged into a power source, there is a greater chance of electrical malfunction or short circuits, which can lead to fires or electric shocks. This poses a significant danger to both the user and those nearby.

Battery Overheating: Rechargeable e-files rely on internal batteries to function. Using the e-file while it is plugged in can cause the battery to overheat due to the simultaneous charging and usage. Overheating batteries can pose a fire hazard and may also affect the overall performance and lifespan of the e-file.

Reduced Battery Life: Continuous use of a rechargeable e-file while plugged in can impact the battery life and overall efficiency of the device. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge cycles, and constant charging while in use can shorten the battery's lifespan, leading to decreased performance and the need for more frequent replacements.

Risk of Damage to the Device: Using a rechargeable e-file while plugged in can also result in damage to the device itself. The strain caused by simultaneous charging and operation can overload and short the internal components, leading to malfunctions or permanent damage to the e-file.

Images above show to control board has been shorted due to being used whilst plugged in

The safety risks and potential damage associated with using a rechargeable e-file while plugged in far outweigh the convenience it may offer. To ensure the safety of both the user and the device, it is best to use the e-file on battery power only and follow the manufacturer's guidelines for safe and proper usage. By prioritising safety and following best practices, nail technicians can enjoy the benefits of using e-files without compromising on safety or performance.

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