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    i remember al bundy electricuting himself once, and getting stuck on the wire. Jefferson tried to pull him off....and got stuck too.


    The only time I remember having a pretty bad experience with AC was when I was about 12-13 and thought that I could charge a 9 volt battery with AC.....with no charger. Used allegator clips on a lamp chord, pluged it in. Thing exploded instantly and shot its insides at my leg. I got a small shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoples
    i remember al bundy electricuting himself once, and getting stuck on the wire. Jefferson tried to pull him off....and got stuck too
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    That was classic. IIRC, same episode, Al has Jefferson holding a board in front of his head while he drills a hole through it.

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    Hmm, shock stories... I got two:

    1) My little brother went on a field trip when he was in elementary school. His teacher bought one of those disposable cameras to record the event. After he gets home, he hands me the internals of the camera and asked me to explain it to him. I showed him how the optics and the flash work, charging and discharging the flash several times. I was handing it back to him when my thumb accidentally touched and shorted the leads to the capacitor that held the charge used for the flash. All that power ran through my arm and made a few muscles spasm. The net effect was that I threw the camera up and smashed it against the ceiling.

    2) I was changing a light switch and thought "It's okay if I don't turn off the power... I'll just be more careful." To this day I still don't know what I was thinking. As my screwdriver got close to the switch, it somehow sucked it in like a magnet and my arm just was quivering and wouldn't let go (same arm as above!). I was pretty lucid in thinking "Oh God, am I getting electrocuted? C'mon, pull the arm away... please, arm, move... move, dammit!". My arm would not respond and I just stood there for what seemed like hours, but was probably was just a few seconds.


    And there you go, no need to be in the country to be stupid as you can find it right here, even after studying engineering in Berkeley.

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    I was wiring a power switch for a PC and the wiring diagram was incorrect. i put everything together and plugged the puppy in.... huge sparks flew and i saw lights dim... luckily my hand wasn't involved. but from then on all the people at that job called me "spark the boy wonder".
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    Quote Originally Posted by psyrex
    Hmm, shock stories... I got two:
    As my screwdriver got close to the switch, it somehow sucked it in like a magnet and my arm just was quivering and wouldn't let go (same arm as above!).
    magnetic tip screwdriver? hehe
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    Hmmm Electric shock stories.... Ok will first thing AC is more likely to make you grasp onto something as its polarity switching which will make your muscle clinched. The DC will just lock the muscle in one place.

    1.) When I was in high school I was messing with a laser out of one of those grocery scanners, had it all torn apart and was using mirrors and various other things to manipulate the laser. Well anyways for some stupid reason I was doing all this on my bed. Went to get up off the bed to adjust something and laid my hand across two different heat sinks. First off I burnt my hand but I also got one hell of a shock and didnt get full feeling back into my arm for about 2 hours. I'm not even sure of the voltage but after I shocked my self I said wow and grabbed my multimeter to check set it to its highest setting and proceeded to smoke my multimeter blowing its fuse and a number of components inside. It was rated for 750v dc.

    2) While I was in ther Army I was working on fixing a test set for a tank which is about a 2x2x3 foot box seemingly ran entirely on wires, anyways it had some sort of internal electrical problem. Had to power the thing on in order to try and figure out where the issue was so one guy was standing by the shop kill switch and I got to stick my hands in it, Was measuring between two point and sparked to the leads which freaked me out and slammed my hand into the voltage input for it and shocked myself there. No real issue since it was the back of my hand that got shocked.

    3) Many more mostly minor. Including being shocked by the crt of an oscope, went to the hospital for that one mostly just to be checked out. I've also seen my dad get thrown across a room from touching the tube on a tv.

    BTW, anytime you get an electrical shock you should seek medical attention to make sure everything is alright, It can mess up you internal energy conduits and timing.
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    Yeah, anything that plugs in is AC... Battery powered things are DC. I'm majoring in Electronics... but luckly haven't gotten shocked or anything.

    Though my dad.... I came home from school one day a couple years ago and he was laying on the floor, (actually just getting up) guess he touched something and then knocked him out, guess it scared the **** out of him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by avengerki
    BTW, anytime you get an electrical shock you should seek medical attention to make sure everything is alright, It can mess up you internal energy conduits and timing.

    Bah, getting medical attention are for wusses! You should man up, get off your ***, (...turn off the power), and get back to work!

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    yea if u cooked ur internal organs u pretty screwed already.
    but still go so u know.
    haaha

    just remember if u really want to be a dumb *** just use 1 hand, not 2 so u dont kill urself.
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    Wow the first story was great but Shotgun you should teach your girl about electricity hah. Solar panels are usually pretty simple to work with. Obviously you must be very careful hah.

    Great tools for the world especially down here in Florida. They need to make something to transfer the heat of the sun to electricity though. I think any Floridian in here could agree with me on that.

    My friend had to jump start his car one time and someone turned the engine on while he was connecting it and the ground on one of the batteries wasn't on the battery is was still on the positive cable that he didn't detach yet. Man his hands turn pure black and pretty sure he fainted. Good times good times.

    My dad back in the day fried one of his fingernails off with electricity (he used to be an electrical engineer at GTE). Considering I was like 5 it scared me half to death.
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