Somewhat OT Knob & Tube wiring (was Re: Power and the RA82)

Vintage Computer Festival vcf at
Tue Jul 12 14:26:51 CDT 2005

On Tue, 12 Jul 2005, Curt @ Atari Museum wrote:

> Still burns and leaves the God-awefullest metal taste in your mouth when
> you get hit with a ring surge,    You sure its AC?   Doesn't make sense,
> but voltage on my meter would jump up from 48-52vdc to around 78-80vdc
> on the DVM

Yes, it's AC.  That's why it hurts.  DC would feel strange perhaps but not
like AC.  The reason you saw voltage at 80VDC is because your digital
meter samples slowly.


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