When caps go bad....

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    And probably toxic to boot!
     
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    Try plugging in an old 600 volt 100uF sprague into a 1200 volt power supply...my ears have been ringing since, and the black spot won't come off the shop floor!
     
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    Holy crap!!! Don't want that happening in anything special. Thanks for the vids.
     
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    haha fun!

    Do you have any of those old paper capacitors? The ones where they explode stuff goes everywhere? had that happen once. quite a show.
     
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    The worst I've had go off was a 16uf @ 500v. Filled the shop with smoke, and mye ars rang for the rest of the day.

    We did have proper ventilation going, as the smoke is potentially toxic, and also stinks. Did leave a char mark on top of the cab we were using as a platform.

    I do have some other old caps that we might try and pop later today. If I get anything good, I'll post them as well. Might see if there is anything else worth filming.
     
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    Are these considered "Blasting Caps" ?


    :hide......................gldtp99
     
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    They are when the one of us at the shop wires one of these to the light switch in the bathroom.
     
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    Very informative video. I've seen pics of the results but nevr an "action" shot...[​IMG]

    Must have been a slow day in the shop, eh? [​IMG]

    Mike
     
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    Wasn't really a slow day, just happened to remember to bring the camera.
     

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