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Subject: [TenTec] [Fwd: A not so gentle reminder - HV is unforgiving]
From: geraldj@ames.net (Dr. Gerald N. Johnson, P.E.)
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 20:27:44 -0600
12 volts can be unforgiving too. All should avoid wearing rings and
metal bands on wrist watches when working on 12 volt equipment. 30 amps
through a ring can do a lot of damage to a finger. Short a storage
battery through the ring and it might lead to loss of the finger. Ditto
a metal wrist watch band across battery terminals can do a great deal of
damage to the wrist. Don't be complacent around battery operated
equipment. A AA nicad can supply enough current when shorted to heat the
wire beyond comfortable.

73, Jerry, K0CQ

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