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Offline mstachoTopic starter

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Hooray, my first circuit fire!
« on: March 29, 2012, 10:19:45 AM »
Haha I know that this isn't exactly something to celebrate, but I thought I'd mention that, for the first time ever today, I successfully set a circuit on fire.  Turns out that switching power and ground can have some consequences... ;D
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Re: Hooray, my first circuit fire!
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 10:23:52 AM »
That brings back fond memories of my first melted battery box...


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Re: Hooray, my first circuit fire!
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 07:17:17 PM »
Hi,

Just try napping in a chair, head on your table, next to a lab-supply, that decides to blow its 10,000µF/63V filter cap - instant wake-up to the "wonderful" smell of burned electrolytic cap ;D
At least I didn't do another of my favorite "don't-do-this-at-home" stunts, like tilting an office chair (wheeled ) backwards with the feet on the table when napping
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Re: Hooray, my first circuit fire!
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 01:26:23 AM »
And that's why I wear safety goggles when I power up circuits  :P

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Re: Hooray, my first circuit fire!
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 09:49:04 AM »
And that's why I wear safety goggles when I power up circuits  :P
Wuss :P ;D
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Søren

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Re: Hooray, my first circuit fire!
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 01:07:50 AM »
^hahaha
mine was a faulty transformer that gave instant fumes and almost burnt my hands while trying to pull out the power wires  :D
'crazy' is the new hype! =)

 


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