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Windows 7: Teen electrocuted while working on unplugged computer

20 Oct 2012   #41

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
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?
Hum great idea MJF and yep I agree with dwarf anything will do even an olf heater and I have often thought that old PSU's could be left with fans and HDD's hooked up until the power runs out ? I might just try that idea.

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21 Oct 2012   #42

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

This should probably read, Student electrocuted while dismantling a computer's power supply.

That's where the big capacitors are.
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