A significant difference would be the grade of commercial wiring in a gymnasium, which would be superior to your home, let alone any small boat's wiring.....I do a charity bike trip for MS and the night before the trip several hundred of us sleep in a gymnasium. There’s a table with a hundred phones & garmins charging, as well as many more multiple outlet strips around the gym.
On our boat, we have household sized wiring for the 110v outlets. However, we most often charge our devices from adapter plugged into 12v DC cig lighter receptacles, for which the wiring is substantially lighter. Although, I think the real villain is the poor connection at the receptacle and the loose fit of the adapter. At some point, I can see these being banned and I'm thinking I should make a project to fully replace these with hard wired USB receptacles.
I'm sure there have been hotel fires, just not very many of them. There haven't been very many boat fires caused by them either. The rules are not written to bring risk down to zero, as some might argue they should be. Nevertheless, events like this help us improve these odds more, even if they can't attain perfection.That’s why I was wondering about stats on consumer device lithium batteries. With the exception of those Samsung phones, if they were really bursting into flames that often every resort hotel in the country would have burned to the ground.
Totally agree.I don’t know the stats, but like I said earlier I am be more worried about cheap outlet strips and crappy cigarette lighter plug adapters that I am about the devices themselves.