Mythbusters (was: OT - Need fuse and jumpers from APC battery

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Thu Feb 2 14:29:20 CST 2006

>> "A good way to discharge a capacitor is to use a screwdriver across the
terminals." ???
>Isn't it?  (As long as you are not touching the metal part of the 

Assuming you could get close enough with a large enough screwdriver,
discharging one of those high-voltage PFC capacitor banks ought to give you
a real sense of your own mortality.  And how about those ultracaps being
touted as energy storage for EVs?


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