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   If you work with electronics, you should be careful to avoid electro-static discharge. Just ask this guy

05 Jan 2013 08:56 AM   |   8465 clicks   |   LiveLeak
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some_beer_drinker    [TotalFark]  
ALWAYS BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR TOOLS!

05 Jan 2013 09:04 AM
Unoriginal_Username     
That was amusing.

some_beer_drinker: ALWAYS BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR TOOLS!


Agreed. I recommend having someone else discharge your tools for you, thus preventing any injury to yourself.

05 Jan 2013 09:14 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     
i am indian, here is SQL query

05 Jan 2013 09:14 AM
The All-Powerful Atheismo     
I shocked myself once. I was calibrating audio equipment using a really sketchy ground connection (we didn't have the proper audio-to-BNC connector). I was supposed to apply 744 mV and the stupid mV button was right next to the V button.

It didn't hurt that much.

05 Jan 2013 09:20 AM
Ceiling Moran     
That man has constant eyebrow.

05 Jan 2013 09:21 AM
BumpInTheNight     
That's why I always wear a condom when I work on hardware.

05 Jan 2013 09:23 AM
echri     
That was great. kinda the "red green" of electronics.

05 Jan 2013 09:23 AM
wichitaleaf     
Setup but I still laughed. Very funny.
+1.

05 Jan 2013 09:50 AM
MrCoff33     
As someone who almost took 115/400 to his hands yesterday due to a coworker being a retard and not killing a breaker, I find this amusing.

05 Jan 2013 09:52 AM
Larva Lump     
Crank one of these while touching the terminals.

thumbs.ebaystatic.comView Full Size

05 Jan 2013 10:10 AM
dogboy360     
We used to charge up capacitors and throw them at each other.

/still laughed at video.

05 Jan 2013 11:21 AM
cretinbob     

The All-Powerful Atheismo: I was supposed to apply 744 mV and the stupid mV button was right next to the V button.

It didn't hurt that much.


25,000 > 744
img.photobucket.comView Full Size

50,000 does hurt

05 Jan 2013 11:22 AM
The All-Powerful Atheismo     

cretinbob: The All-Powerful Atheismo: I was supposed to apply 744 mV and the stupid mV button was right next to the V button.

It didn't hurt that much.

25,000 > 744
[img.photobucket.com image 320x385]
50,000 does hurt


It's the current that makes something hurt. If a device isn't capable of putting out enough current then it won't hurt as much.

05 Jan 2013 11:23 AM
Enormous-Schwanstucker     
Always do the needful before discharging el-lectricity to grounding.

05 Jan 2013 11:37 AM
SteakMan     

dogboy360: We used to charge up capacitors and throw them at each other.

/still laughed at video.


Ditto. It was amazing how many guys wouldn't learn and still try to catch anything tossed to them.

05 Jan 2013 11:58 AM
toyotaboy     
it's not the volts, it's the AMPS!
media1.break.comView Full Size

05 Jan 2013 01:03 PM
lohphat    [TotalFark]  

MrCoff33: As someone who almost took 115/400 to his hands yesterday due to a coworker being a retard and not killing a breaker, I find this amusing.


A&P?

05 Jan 2013 01:07 PM
MrCoff33     

lohphat: MrCoff33: As someone who almost took 115/400 to his hands yesterday due to a coworker being a retard and not killing a breaker, I find this amusing.

A&P?


Electronic Warfare

05 Jan 2013 03:01 PM
unbelver     
"I'm not Steve! Wrong number!"

This is a schtick he's doing. He has a set of videos on Youtube along the same lines:

ESD

Capacitors 1

Capacitors 2

Wiring

Though, back to the subject at hand, ESD is usually why I touch things with the back of my hand first when I suspect ESD would happen. Less painful.

--Carlos V.

05 Jan 2013 03:17 PM
rdu_voyager     
What a great straight man.

// straight/funny not straight/gay

05 Jan 2013 03:22 PM
Tony_Pepperoni    [TotalFark]  
i.imgur.comView Full Size

05 Jan 2013 03:56 PM
Linux_Yes     
a discharge can be a wonderful thing.

05 Jan 2013 04:29 PM
Linux_Yes     

Unoriginal_Username: That was amusing.

some_beer_drinker: ALWAYS BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR TOOLS!

Agreed. I recommend having someone else discharge your tools for you, thus preventing any injury to yourself.



now that is a handy safety tip.

05 Jan 2013 04:30 PM
some_beer_drinker    [TotalFark]  

Tony_Pepperoni: [i.imgur.com image 234x158]


i love you, man.

05 Jan 2013 04:35 PM
Buddha Belly     

unbelver: "I'm not Steve! Wrong number!"

This is a schtick he's doing. He has a set of videos on Youtube along the same lines:

ESD

Capacitors 1

Capacitors 2

Wiring

Though, back to the subject at hand, ESD is usually why I touch things with the back of my hand first when I suspect ESD would happen. Less painful.

--Carlos V.


Awesome.

05 Jan 2013 04:48 PM
Tony_Pepperoni    [TotalFark]  

some_beer_drinker: Tony_Pepperoni: [i.imgur.com image 234x158]

i love you, man.


Thanks. :-)

05 Jan 2013 06:03 PM
OlderGuy    [TotalFark]  
Messed around with a tv as a kid.. learned vividly (and messily) that you should ALWAYS discharge the CRT anode before disconnecting the HV lead-in line.. I think it was a 20" b/w set.. all tube.. pre SS.. and no pc board.. hand wired....  we used Sam,s Photofact schematics.. had to learn how to use a 'scope...  'bout 12 years old.. good times !

05 Jan 2013 06:40 PM
Sum Dum Gai     
That is basically me, all winter long.

I love my winter jacket in every way except the amount of static it builds up.

05 Jan 2013 11:04 PM
jigger     
These little Tesla coil leak checkers are fun to shock the shiat out of people with.
www.randombytes.netView Full Size

06 Jan 2013 04:01 AM
Miss Stein     

OlderGuy: Messed around with a tv as a kid.. learned vividly (and messily) that you should ALWAYS discharge the CRT anode before disconnecting the HV lead-in line.. I think it was a 20" b/w set.. all tube.. pre SS.. and no pc board.. hand wired....  we used Sam,s Photofact schematics.. had to learn how to use a 'scope...  'bout 12 years old.. good times !


One of my earliest, most vivid memories was sticking a hairpin into an outlet. I didn't go near another outlet for the next five years. Even today, any repair job involving electrical wiring means I call in an expert.

/a most unforgiving property

06 Jan 2013 06:07 AM
BumpInTheNight     

OlderGuy: Messed around with a tv as a kid.. learned vividly (and messily) that you should ALWAYS discharge the CRT anode before disconnecting the HV lead-in line.. I think it was a 20" b/w set.. all tube.. pre SS.. and no pc board.. hand wired....  we used Sam,s Photofact schematics.. had to learn how to use a 'scope...  'bout 12 years old.. good times !


Hahahaha, I got that same intro from an Amiga monitor that'd been sitting on a shelf for a few weeks. I thought it'd have discharged by then but oh no, oh no.

06 Jan 2013 08:37 AM
Cyber_Junk     
I was in the Canadian Forces (Reserves) for a year back when I was 17. One of the pieces of gear they had us train with was on hand-cranked field telephones. So one joker zapped me to the back of the neck with the charge from a phone (it was a two person job - one cranked, the other applied the wires) .

It was several seconds of complete loss of body control...really freaky.

/I was pissed but only now in retrospect to I realize how incredibly dangerous that stunt might have been

06 Jan 2013 06:20 PM
cretinbob     

The All-Powerful Atheismo: It's the current that makes something hurt. If a device isn't capable of putting out enough current then it won't hurt as much.


yes

07 Jan 2013 12:16 AM
Shadow Blasko     

jigger: These little Tesla coil leak checkers are fun to shock the shiat out of people with.
[www.randombytes.net image 548x300]


Yep... Still have mine from when I worked at the neon shop.

Good for... Well .. all sorts of things.

/Stop looking at me like that.

07 Jan 2013 12:24 AM
prjindigo     
There was this one time when I was nine I was adjusting the sweep of the EEG/EKG and what was actually happening is the sweep board was failing to discharge on shutdown when using the battery pack...

I woke up with a broken nose.

ALWAYS discharge high voltage circuits before working on them.... knocked myself out in reflex.

07 Jan 2013 03:05 AM
isai76     
I hate when my cats play on the couch then touches me and I jump and curse at them. Little assholes.

Thankfully the Indian Tesla here is around to "The More you Know" us.

07 Jan 2013 09:10 AM
Bacontastesgood     

Jon iz teh kewl: i am indian, here is SQL query


Enormous-Schwanstucker: Always do the needful before discharging el-lectricity to grounding.


isai76: Thankfully the Indian Tesla here is around to "The More you Know" us.

Mehdi Sadaghdar 16 hours ago
Nope, but a neighbor! I'm Iranian-Canadian if anyone cares!


07 Jan 2013 10:18 AM
isai76     
Cose enouh, one of them foreign types.

07 Jan 2013 12:06 PM
Whatever_I_Suppose     
+1

07 Jan 2013 04:49 PM
tjfly     
I can't stop laughing.

08 Jan 2013 11:56 PM
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