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    I was curious... I searched the site, and didn't find an answer. Is it ok to discharge capacitors, say in a power supply, or something else?? I didn't know if this would cause damage to anything. I did it with a power supply, and a screwdriver to the case of the PS.

    I did this because i was taking it apart(its still apart) and didn't want to risk getting shocked. Well.. I'm to the point where i'm going to make a plexi case for a power supply.(Different PS)

    I was just curious if this would cause any damage? Thanks for your help guys...

    ~DD
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    ??? I dont think is should hurt the capacitors. Although they do retain power, they should drop on their own over long periods of time. I would just be sure to be very cautious in doing so.
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    Use a resistor

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    Cool

    Make a discharge tool by attaching alligator clips to both leads of a 5W 100K resistor.
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    Thanks guys!!!

    ~DD
    Brent Parsons
    Raleigh, NC
    Just purchased '01 Loaded Accord
    that is begging for a computer
    :)

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