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Blowing Up Resistors and Capacitors

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by KellyClarksonTV, Jun 10, 2004.

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  1. Mhound

    Mhound Guest

    Years ago, I worked in a large electronics maintenance shop, A common trick
    was to solder a 47 ohm resistor across the ac input wires of a piece of
    equipment being worked on. When the unsuspecting tech returned from a
    break, he would plug in the item, the resistor would explode and vaporize
    leaving him scratching his head as to what just happened.

    Dan Calloway
     
  2. vincee

    vincee Guest

    My sadistic electronics instructor liked to wait until we had gone on a
    break during lab and cut a trace on whatever it was we were working with.
    He usually tried to hide it under a component so visually spotting the
    problem was difficult.
     
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