small valves and RE: OT
chenmel at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 27 21:28:51 CDT 2005
On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 23:56:46 +0100 (BST)
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell) wrote:
> > People here play with power in the form of higher voltages, also in
> > the form of high energy. Some of those computer supplies designed
> > to pump out dozens to sometimes hundres of amps of power posess
> > the capability to melt off a ring (and the encircled finger), watch
> Good point... Classic computer PSUs will often supply over 100A on the
> 5V line (that's only 500W, after all), and that is enough to melt
> jewellery, etc.
> High voltage, high current is, of course, the worst. A place I worked
> at had a very nice bench PSU that could output 0-300V, 0-10A (no,
> that's not a typo). It was very useful for sorting out SMPSUs, because
> you could set the current limiter low enough to prevent major damage
> if the chopper went short-circuit or whatever. But that PSU had enough
> power behind it to do serious damage to you if you weren't careful
> with it.
A few years back, I had a bench power supply ('constant current/constant
voltage' type) that would output 5000 volts at up to a few hundred
SCARY POWER SUPPLY.
I sold it on eBay, hopefully to somebody who knew what he was doing.
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