Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf
Discharging a capacitor involves placing a load across its terminals so that the stored energy is dissipated safely. The load is typically a wirewound power resistor, although a mains light bulb can also be used. If a voltmeter is connected in parallel, you can also see the residual voltage reduce until it is close to zero (although it will probably never actually be exactly zero).
Great advice. I'm an EE and anyone can become complacent. I remember as a young eng technicians watching my moves when working in the power supply industry.
Maybe a safety sticky under hardware Brink?