Re: [regenrx] Re: low voltage hybrid system
- I'm sure that many old TV techs have been zapped by KV's and survived. I
think it's safe to say that none of us here have been killed by HV. We've
all learned safety procedures over the years and we do them without really
thinking about them. The young guys have to learn the way we did, but they
won't if they're never exposed to the same conditions we were.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Brunner" <brunneraa1p@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2013 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: [regenrx] Re: low voltage hybrid system
>I rhink the fear of high voltage among the younger generation is a bit
>overdone. When I was young and ignorant (vs old and...) I was zapped a few
>times but nothing serious happened. I have heard of people being killed by
>voltages of several kv, but not with relatively low 100's of volts. The
>principle is: When working on energized equipment, touch nothing except
>with a voltage or signal tracing probe. When actively working on it you
>turn it off, disconnect it, and discharge filter capacitors before doing
> Richard, AA1P
> I'm a little curious. Has anyone ever been killed by 380 V in a radio
> chassis? Or even an AC/DC radio? Aside from taking the radio into the
> shower, I don't see the danger of working on high voltage power supplies,
> long as they're unplugged first.
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I think that low voltage tube recievers :
1/ are interesting and use "new" constructions because circuit is other than HV tube receivers or transistor/IC receivers
2/ because we need not "new tubes", we have many and many old tubes (often "unused") for tests (in Czech republic)
3/ because it is also a way for children: no danger voltage! and here is BIG problem destroy tube if you use only low anode voltage
4/ because you can use "test board" too - for instance here:
(here is not problem with tubes and low voltage, but big problem with JFET, MOSFET...)
Best regards, Jara "Rat"