an ADM-3A cam in tod...ay
dave06a at dunfield.com
Thu Dec 28 00:03:19 CST 2006
> > WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHEN WORKING ON POWER SUPPLIES!
> > I've had shorted regulators explode with enough force to penetrate a
> > wall beside my workbench.
> Was that a nuclear power supply??? :oO
Damn close - Most memorable was a Cromemco Z2 - honkin big S-100 box
with a massive transformer and capacitors a significant fraction of a farad.
Regulator on an S-100 card hanging out the front on an extender exploded
and buried a part of it's casing in the wall.
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