Are office people really that, umm shall we say...slow?

From: Russ Blakeman <>
Date: Sat Oct 20 18:50:21 2001

Itcan hold a full charge aftre a couple of years, dependant on the circuit
it's attached to and it's outside environment. The lead on the long
screwdriver is fine, but be sure that you wear well insulated shoes and use
only one hand to hold the screwdriver, the other away from the equipment,
preferably in your pocket or to your side. If you lean on the chassis with
one hand while holding the discharge tool with the other you have a direct
path through your arms to your heart, could prove deadly, or at least
thrilling for a split second.

-> -----Original Message-----
-> From:
-> []On Behalf Of Wayne M. Smith
-> Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2001 6:22 PM
-> To:
-> Subject: Re: Are office people really that, umm shall we say...slow?
-> > Hmmm... There are some dangerous voltages inside monitors,
-> but equally
-> > there are dangerous voltages in SMPSUs. And in all sorts
-> of other things...
-> >
-> Speaking of which, I'm planning to replace a CRT this
-> weekend and naturally don't want to get a big shock. I've
-> read that one way to discharge a CRT is to use a well
-> insultated screw driver with an alligator clip/wire on the
-> shaft of the driver comnnected to ground, and then insert
-> the end of the driver under the suction cup where the anode
-> meets the tube. Any thoughts on this approach?
-> Also, if neither CRT has been on for a week, how much charge
-> likely remains?
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