Skip to comments.Electrostatic Discharge
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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LOL that is hilarious.
Thanks for that.
LOL. Gotta love engineering humor! Thanks for posting.
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.
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.
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.
I built a 250,000 volt Van De Graaf generator for 7th grade Science project. It would throw bolts a foot long!
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!
Sent it to two electrical engineers I know.....I await their response.
You certainly have a “stormy” past, Pachy.
At that age I was making lumpy clay models of
my favorite dinosaurs for Science class.
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......
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!”
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.”
This is hilarious.
It’s a great training film.
Ping to me. For later. To share with my scientist friends that do this for a living.
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!
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