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Re: no need to short cap?

Original poster: "Vince D'Amore by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <tesla-at-teslafx-dot-com>

  Adam and others

  I don't want to beat this into the ground, But I recently bought caps for 
my MMC
assembly. Just for safety purposes I shorted every one of them with jumpers 
I began any kind of work.  My setup also has bleeder resistors across each one.
I never need to even come close to the assembly unless it's time to upgrade and
in that case I will still make sure it's completely discharged before 
handling it in any


At 08:00 AM 5/30/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>Original poster: "colin.heath4 by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" 
>         you are on very dodgy ground here no pun intended
>do not even risk touching it .
>how much effort does it take to short it ? less effort than your relatives
>having to arrange a funeral
>dont get careless something only has to change one day and that cap might be
>live then another person goes on to risk the continuation of a very
>sensitive hobby
>oh and by the way i wouldnt get in the habit of shorting caps but rather put
>some resitance across to safely bleed the energy away
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>Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 6:13 AM
>Subject: no need to short cap?
> > Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> >
> > I have alwas read, "be sure to short out your cap after you use it". Well,
> > after runing my coil, i can touch my cap all i want and i get no shock.
> > come? i am using a geek group SW cap with 6 bottes used.
> > Thanks
> > Adam
> >
> >
> >