Discharging CRT anode and capacitors on a VT52 DECscope

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Sun May 30 14:02:13 2004

On Sat, 29 May 2004, Scott Stevens wrote:

> One boring day I got clever and decided to daisy chain a bunch of them
> together. I had about a hundred of them all snapped together in series
> then I hooked leads up to the end terminal. When I brought the leads
> close, it arced over in a very flameful fashion. I think I remember the
> leads actually catching on fire.
> What an idiot I was. 900 volts with an amp or more of current capacity
> behind it is extremely dangerous.

"Self-entertaining" comes to mind :)

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