Keep Your Electronic Devices Away From Your Microwave Or Just Smash Them

Keep Your Electronic Devices Away From Your Microwave Or Just Smash Them

4 years ago

~1.8 mins read
If you have been wondering where all those 5G conspiracy theories come from, it's time to stop.

Microwaves interaction with your electronic devices may help you find an answer.

What are Microwaves?

Microwaves are high frequency radio waves (radio-frequency fields) and, like visible radiation (light), are part of the electromagnetic spectrum. 

Microwaves are used primarily for TV broadcasting, radar for air and sea navigational aids, and telecommunications including mobile phones.

They are also used in industry for processing materials, in medicine for diathermy treatment and in kitchens for cooking food. Microwaves are reflected, transmitted or absorbed by materials in their path, in a similar manner to light. 

Metallic materials totally reflect microwaves while non-metallic materials such as glass and some plastics are mostly transparent to microwaves (This is why, you can't use a stainless plate in the microwave oven)

If you're close to a microwave oven with a laptop for example, it can mess up your internet connection by interfering with your wireless connection signals. 

The most common frequency of Wi-Fi networks is 2.4 GHz (Gigahertz); close to the frequency of a microwave oven which is 2.45 GHz. 

Normally, the Wi-Fi signal is very weak compared to the strength of a microwave oven. The microwave energy that comes from your microwave oven can "fool" your laptop into thinking it's a Wi-Fi signal, which keeps your computer from transferring data to and from the real Wi-Fi network. This can slow down your network access, but it won't damage your laptop

At one time, there was a concern that radiation leakage from microwave ovens could interfere with certain electronic cardiac pacemakers (a medical device that generates electrical impulses delivered by electrodes to cause the heart muscle chambers to contract and therefore pump blood). 

Similar concerns were raised about pacemaker interference from electric shavers, auto ignition systems, and other electronic products. While FDA does not specifically require microwave ovens to carry warnings for people with pacemakers, this problem has largely been resolved as today's pacemakers are designed to shield against such electrical interference. 

However, patients with pacemakers are encouraged to consult their physicians if they have concerns.

Keep all Electronic devices from your microwaves, the interference might just get them fried, on a rare occasion anyway.

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