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Subject: [AMPS] 4-1000A Project
From: (Phil (VA3UX))
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2001 21:11:50 -0400
Ya' know,  it doesn't hurt to read about this stuff once in a while.  It
gets a little too easy to " just leave the watch or the ring on this time"
since nothing has ever happened in the past umteen years.


At 01:26 PM 4/9/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>>Phil said:
>>>The HV  contacted his watch band, and "welded" his arm to the B+.
>>I NEVER have a metal watch strap. I saw a guy at Marconi wear one while 
>>in front of a 30kW rig with the covers off. He was taking notes on his
>>clipboard, with his arm in line with the the tank coil and about 2 feet
>>The induced circulating current gave him a very nasty burn.
>>There's a whole slew of people have had sparks to metal watchbands from car
>>batteries, too.
>At the helo maintence area of the Pacific Missile Range at Point Mugu, 
>CA, some turkey's  metal watchband got across the high-current Ni-Cad 
>electric starter battery.  There was a flash and bang.  The hand landed a 
>few feet away.  
>-  Rich..., 805.386.3734,  
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