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Intrinsically Safe

Intrinsically safe means a device is safe to use in hazardous areas that may contain fuel in the atmosphere, such as flammable gasses or vapors, or combustible dust.

An intrinsically safe device is therefore incapable of releasing sufficient electrical or thermal energy to ignite the fuel and cause fire or explosion.

Intrinsically safe mobile phones are rare, but do exist.

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