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Electrostatic Discharge
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Posted on 01/05/2013 1:41:41 PM PST by navysealdad

Know what not to do when testing for Electrostatic discharge Don't worry, it's just Electrostatic Discharge!!(VIDEO)

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1 posted on 01/05/2013 1:41:45 PM PST by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad; Darksheare; Monkey Face; Silentgypsy; JoeProBono; RedMDer; deoetdoctrinae

LOL that is hilarious.
Thanks for that.


2 posted on 01/05/2013 1:51:24 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. Back from the Edge of the World, the results may shock you!)
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To: navysealdad

LOL. Gotta love engineering humor! Thanks for posting.


3 posted on 01/05/2013 1:51:56 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: navysealdad

I saw that, it’s hilarious!

One of our toys here is a Jacob’s Ladder made with a neon sign transformer almost the size of a shoebox. I forget the specs, but I think it’s maybe 12 kV at about 25 mA. It won’t get your attention, it will get you dead. The arc across the gap will cut right through a piece of paper.


4 posted on 01/05/2013 1:56:38 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: navysealdad

LOL! Thanks


5 posted on 01/05/2013 1:58:47 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: USMCPOP

My Dad was an ME but very good with electronics. I remember him changing the picture tube in our old Dumont TV and showing me at a very young age how to discharge the large capacitors in the TV with the admonition that they were deadly. He never once got zapped.

I also remember plans in Popular Science in the 60s for a Jacob’s Ladder and always wanted to build one, but never got around to it. Every mad scientist’s lab had to have one.


6 posted on 01/05/2013 2:01:33 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: USMCPOP

I got 18 kV at <10mV once from a power supply that we used for running a low energy x-ray source. Threw me back a bit and my hand smelled funny from the top layer of skin being flashed. Other than than that no ill effects.

There was a time in our lab when if something had more than 300 V in it, I’d start circling it like a moth. I’m lucky I didn’t get buzzed more than I did.


7 posted on 01/05/2013 2:07:22 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: USMCPOP

ABDO-LUTELY HILARIOUS

I built a 250,000 volt Van De Graaf generator for 7th grade Science project. It would throw bolts a foot long!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_de_Graaff_generator

I was demonstrating it to the class. I was standing on a piece of plywood on top of glass milk bottles, to insulate myself. I leaned over, and put my forehead near the globe, to make all my hair stand on end. The bottle stand started to shake. In fear of falling, I grabbed the nearest object to hand. Ya know those old lab tables, with the gooseneck faucet spout? Yup! Instantly grounded myself. A bolt shot about a foot into the center of my forehead! Didn’t faze me, as I’d already shocked myself dozens of times fooling with that darn thing. But poor Mr. Diuto, the teacher just about had a heart attack!
Got an A for the project, and a week of detention for later hooking it up to the classroom’s door knob!


8 posted on 01/05/2013 2:10:43 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: navysealdad
BWAHAHAHA!

Sent it to two electrical engineers I know.....I await their response.

FMCDH(BITS)

9 posted on 01/05/2013 2:18:29 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

You certainly have a “stormy” past, Pachy.
At that age I was making lumpy clay models of
my favorite dinosaurs for Science class.


10 posted on 01/05/2013 2:27:17 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Also at that age, my favorite thing to do was to go down
into my friend Jimmy B’s basement, where his father had a ham radio setup, and put metal wires between the two terminals of a large dry cell battery, “just to watch them burn”.
Years later, you don’t wanna know what I did in Reno......


11 posted on 01/05/2013 2:30:22 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: moose07

12 posted on 01/05/2013 3:19:14 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: navysealdad

dumbass
13 posted on 01/05/2013 3:25:08 PM PST by Optimist
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To: navysealdad
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

FAIL!

14 posted on 01/05/2013 3:46:54 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Damn EEs.


15 posted on 01/05/2013 3:56:19 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: supremedoctrine

Made a Cloud Chamber for the next year’s project. My Dad figured I couldn’t get in trouble with that! I think I got the plans for my projects from a mag called “Scientific Experimenter.” I wanted to build the Tesla Coil, but my Dad said “Definitely not!”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_chamber

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Coil

Nikola was my hero! Still is! I have a device he invented, that was quite controversial. Took it to my Doc’s office to show it off. He called all the other Docs in to see my “quack device.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_ray
Bogie


16 posted on 01/05/2013 3:56:23 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: navysealdad

This is hilarious.


17 posted on 01/05/2013 4:02:19 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: navysealdad

LOL!

It’s a great training film.


18 posted on 01/05/2013 4:12:31 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Ping to me. For later. To share with my scientist friends that do this for a living.


19 posted on 01/05/2013 4:20:01 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: navysealdad

I was part of a team put together, in the days when companies made their OWN microcircuits, between Hughes Electronics and General Dynamics - Pomona Division, for military ESD research. What a blast!! If you remember that ‘dust zapper gun’, for cleaning your vinyl LP records, THAT could burn a hole in a microcircuit! The first thing to come from our team, was that lovely little wrist strap, that a lot of folks thought was useless, but not really.

have fun! This video brought back many memories. Thanks!


20 posted on 01/05/2013 6:41:05 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: navysealdad

The Tesla Cage of Death!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi4kXgDBFhw


21 posted on 01/05/2013 7:52:54 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; moose07

OMG—can’t stop cackling!


22 posted on 01/05/2013 8:11:57 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Big Giant Head

Ping or zap!


23 posted on 01/05/2013 8:17:02 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: USMCPOP

In high school we had a 15,000-volt center-tapped transformer from a high-voltage transmitter rig we took apart.

So of course, we were playing Jacob’s ladder. And unfortunately, we did not pay attention to the center-tap wire, which was dangling off the table.

I ended up knocked into the cabinets on the other side of the radio room, when the charge jumped too the table leg, then over to a trash can, and then into my leg.

Ah, the good old days......


24 posted on 01/05/2013 8:23:59 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Silentgypsy; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Still can’t decide between the original post or DBP’s for the top spot.
It is the mental images that do it. :)


25 posted on 01/05/2013 8:31:51 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. Back from the Edge of the World, the results may shock you!)
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