My iPhone keeps switching on my bedside lights!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by badgerman, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. badgerman macrumors 6502a

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    So I have those touch to switch on bedside lights and my wives 2g charging in doc and my 3g in a universal dock. The wires and dock don't touch the lamps, but randomly they switch on in the night on both sides.

    Now we have to take the bulbs out before bed as use the iphone's alarm.

    Can rf effect the conductivity of a lamp (am assuming that's how those touch lights work)

    Odd or what.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    It isn't all that surprising. You could put the phone is Airplane Mode, or disable E-Mail checking and pushing and see if that helps.

    TEG
     
  3. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    Try plugging the lamp and dock into separate outlets if possible. Also try switching the polarity of one of the plugs.
     
  4. badgerman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do you switch the polarity of a UK plug?
     
  5. lordhamster macrumors 6502a

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    We have touch lamps as nightstand lamps. Wife and I both have iphone3gs charging from same outlet. Never had one come on randomly.
     
  6. mcdj macrumors G3

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    move to the U.S.? :eek:
     
  7. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    get a surge protector on your outlets, it might help and its safer
     

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