RE: smoke test
- On Fri, 24 Feb 2006, Jim Scheef wrote:
> It isn't called a "smoke test" for nothing! MCM and mpja.com are good sourcesMany years ago, I did a tour in the Air Force keeping the air defense
> for small LCDs.
computers running at McChord AFB. I was working as a shift supervisor one
evening, keeping an eye on a couple of my guys who were replacing a 5V,
200A power supply in one of the display consoles. You know, the kind you
can weld with? The Senior Director (SD) came down and asked how it was
going. The guys were just finishing up reconnecting the wiring, so I told
him we were just about ready for a smoke test. Sure enough, they turned
it on, and the magic smoke came out!
It seems that while connecting one of the main 5V leads, they managed
to pinch a sensor wire underneath it, and it cooked. Nothing serious, but
we didn't joke about "smoke tests" for a while.
Mike Loewen mloewen@...
Old Technology http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/