Discussion in 'Hamfest and Convention Calendar' started by KL7AJ, Feb 22, 2005.
Tell us your experience!
220 at 20amps but it was long before I was a ham.
Don't try this at home.
Repairing appliances for 20yrs I have encountered a few shocks in my life.
I have got nailed countless times by outlets. My arm has been numb for hours afterword.
But, I prefer to feel for plugs and jacks around the back of equipment. One day I was working on a defunct Ten Tec PS. I was replacing the fuse, and made the mistake of leaving it on. Well, while feeling around, my finger went in the hole for the fuse. You can guess what happened.
Been "BRACKED" more times than I care to remember !
Good reason to keep one hand in a pocket at ALL times when working on anything above 15-20 volts. Had to learn that the "HARD WAY"
BUT, it was a sincere learning experience.
Even got bracked by my -48 dc telco plant once. Never thought that -48 would feel like that.
Woo Hoo Hooey ! ! !
My dad has been zapped by welders numerous times.
B & W TV Set the CRT has a charge on it even with the power off I still frogged around as a teen put my elbow to chasis and finger on the CRT, well you know what a capacitor does at discharge ? got a poke ! .
also got bit while working on a live 120 VAC outlet had to leave the power on while replacing the electrical outlet by the way kids don't do this stuff at home, I think mainly the guys at work wanted to see if I would get a poke or not, besides computers were on line.
I need on o' them thar pocket difibrimacators.
277 volts is the worst. It just hurts, and it can make you sick.
I have been knocked down twice while working on light switches.
It blows up real good when you short it out.
I have even seen a coworker jump off of a twelve foot ladder to get away from it.
I grabbed the link coupling of a tank circuit in a transmitter with 2000 volts on it when I was 16 to adjust it for a frequency change. It knocked me out. I woke up on the floor where I had fallen, away from the transmitter. Had I fallen towards the transmitter, then my brother would be an only child.