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Re: burning smell

On Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 02:23:22PM +1100, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Pigeon wrote:
> > > > If you leave it for a few hours after disconnecting the power, you
> > > > should be safe. The power supply should have resistors to discharge the
> > > > capacitors when they're switched off.
> > 
> > It SHOULD have, but often does not. If it does, less than a minute is
> > all you need. If it doesn't, a few days might not be enough. So check
> > it with a voltmeter.
> Misparsed as "check it with a volunteer".  Might be a problem if you're at
> home or in a small company where a missing luser might be noticed...

In electronics labs etc, if someone suddenly says "Catch!" and lobs
something at you, don't catch it. It's probably a capacitor with a
nice hefty charge in it.


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