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OT Electric shock stories

Post by djsynchro » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:17 pm

http://www.xs4all.nl/~krooshof/tech/greatesthits.html

Well not entirely off-topic if you're into building hardware...
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Post by jahnlay » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:08 pm

Yep, I used to work as a technician, I have many shock stories, in fact I used to get shocked almost every day!
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Post by sweetjesus » Fri Oct 21, 2005 6:27 am

16 year old me working in a computer shop...

CUSTOMER: Oh just come by to pick up my comuter, did you manage to find out why it kept rebooting?

SWEETJEUS16: Yeah, there was a problem with the plug that went in righ......ZZZZzzzzzzZZzzzzzZZzaaaaaaaaap!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by spiderprod » Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:59 pm

when i was studying electronic engineering we would load capacitors then unload them on each other in class ,some of the big ones would make your ass jump of the chair .i still have burn marks from my university days .

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Post by milfbait » Fri Oct 21, 2005 5:55 pm

I start an electronics course next fall. I'm paranoid now. 8O

I was trying to fix a loose electric baseboard heater once and accidentally touched the 220V line with my screwdriver. I was laying flat on the ground when it happened, so that didn't help. OUCH! It knocked the wind out of me.

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Post by smart1123 » Fri Oct 21, 2005 6:13 pm

I took 240 in NZ once, my little brother was supposed to unplug one end of the extension cord so I could take the other end off to fit it through the louvres. He didn't. I ended up eight feet across the garage on a bunk bed. Not nice.

Needless to say I was severly pissed.
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Post by spiderprod » Fri Oct 21, 2005 6:18 pm

milfbait wrote:I start an electronics course next fall. I'm paranoid now. 8O

I was trying to fix a loose electric baseboard heater once and accidentally touched the 220V line with my screwdriver. I was laying flat on the ground when it happened, so that didn't help. OUCH! It knocked the wind out of me.
the main power is dangerous but a capacitor is a blody good laugh (some are quite big tough) ,
if you feel like going home during your course try to over load a capacitor ,it will start liquing this weird paste & the smell that comes out of it is so strong that everyone will have to leave the room .

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Post by Martyn » Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:31 pm

I put my tongue across the terminals of a 9v battery once, it was a duracell too! It gave me quite a nasty little tingle.

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