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Danger: High voltage

2002-08-19 22:29:12+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Note to self: When working in systems that switch 110 volt motors and solenoids, also make sure that you've unplugged the harmless signal lines that cause the flash units to go off when shorted. Nothing kicks the adrenals like a short burst of daylight when you accidentally cross wires.

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#Comment made: 2002-08-22 13:36:32+00 by: ebradway

The difference between 110 and 220 is like the difference between a short burst of daylight and falling into the Sun... 110 tickles, 220 hurts!

#Comment made: 2002-08-22 15:13:04+00 by: Dan Lyke

The real deal here was that it was 1.5v setting off strobes. So no real danger to me, but a moment of "oh shit, the world went white...".