How safe are pogo pins ie electric shock

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  1. SMYDSMITH

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    I am curious if the pogo pins are just magnets on a z force or if they are electric in some way?
    I would think they would be safe to touch since they are in the back of the phone where you hold it but what makes them safe are they only receiver contacts that the mods send signals to?

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    I can touch mine and no shock at all. I think they are mainly there to receive input from the Moto Mods, not send electric current outbound. The Z Phones do come with a style shell Mod....back plate in the box and they are highly recommended to be used. That helps protect the pins and the back of the phone. If you are not using a Moto Mod, use the style shell plate. But even without a style shell in place you won't get shocked by your phone, I'm sure the Moto QC department made sure it was safe.

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    Are there gel cases that fit over the base zforce

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    None that fit with any Moto Mods attached, or even the Style Shell Mod plate attached. There are bumper cases that fit and work great with the Mods & Style Shells, but not full cases. The only full cases I have seen leave the Mod pins exposed, which is odd and probably not good for them in the long run. It's almost like the case manufacturers didn't understand what the pins were for and thought they should be left exposed, like a charging port. The other issue with the full case is that you have to remove it anytime you want to use one of the Moto Mods.

    My wife and I are using the Verizon brand clear bumper case and the washed oak style shell Mod, I also have a black leather, red nylon and silver oak style shell I rotate through. Then I just pop off the style shell Mod and snap on my JBL Soundboost or Incipio battery when I need them.
     
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    Smydsmith, I have a Z Force also and I use an Incipio case and I like it very much. It combines a softer layer and a harder layer. I had to remove the style shell mod in order to make it fit and I checked that I could do that with Moto as well as with Verizon. I've used it for about a year (since I bought my z force) with good results. It's been dropped numerous times without any breakage. I hope that helps Haven't spoken to you in a long while. Hope all has been good with you and family

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    I eventually will prob get the zforce 1 or 2 after my turbo 2 gets old enough. I really would prefer a model without the mods but with shatterguard

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    Keep your eyes open for the new Moto X 2017 also (rumored to be called the Moto X 4). No one knows if it will have Shattershield or not, good chance that it will. Moto has officially said it will not be a Moto Mod phone, the Z series will stay the Moto Mod lineup.

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    I have seen things that say the Z2 force will have a smaller 2700 battery I am wondering what the Moto battery will be

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    I notice the battery mid pins are male and the the back of the Z2 force female. They still seem to misalign though and hard to remove even with diagram in the back that looks like push from bottom and then up.

    I am still curious about if the Pogo pins are water proof as I know the Z2 force has splash proof rating but not fully water proof and are any if the mods water proof.

    I am also curious in what technology prevents the pigo pins to not shock you especially if the battery can output 15 watts or is 15 watts so low you can't feel it.
    Any electrical specialist s that read this I'm curious how this works

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    No, they are not waterproof

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    And no, they will not shock you.... unless you strap a bubble gun wrapper across pins 1,4,7, and 9 simultaneously while standing on a golf course in a thunderstorm and shouting "shock me" up at the sky.

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    But those four pins seem safe (without the bubble gum wrapper)if brushed upon by fingers in the back of the case curious how they sense not to activate when you would think a finger would cause a short or clised circuit

    Maybe their QA department did their job as is hasn't shocked me so far.

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