Should i short the chopper transistor for a ac adapter?

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    I am working on a project to melt a paper clip and i am going to short the chopper on a ac adapter from source to drain.

    Is this dangerous because my ac adapter has 2 amps? Will it pull out more then two amps?
     
    fraggerdagger, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:28 PM
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    Not without permanent damage - let the smoke out etc.

    But the internal fuse will probably blow first.
     
    kellys_eye, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:45 PM
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    You will need a lot of current and a lot of energy. Use the PSU to charge a colosal capacitor through a resistance and discharge it through the paper clip.
     
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