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  • Popper internals safe to handle after removal of plastic?

    I'm fairly sure it should be fine (after cool down) but don't really want to find out the hard way.

    Appreciate any help!

  • #2
    Hi Aleanbean,

    I would strongly recommend you get someone to look at it that knows what they are doing. There is very rarely a second chance with main electricity and "fairly sure" is not ok.

    Having said that, if you do find the said someone, its pretty straight-forward to make sure its safe.

    Pete

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    • #3
      As long as it isn't plugged in at the time, there typically aren't any large capacitors maintaining potentially dangerous levels of charge in a popper.

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      • #4
        Agreed taco, but there are heater coils at 240 VAC close to metal casings that can get disturbed on dis-assembly, so ensuring that the earthing is ok is essential.

        Pete

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        • #5
          I've been zapped twice before (once by accident and another time from having mains on when doing electrical work). It's not fun!

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          • #6
            I got a massive kick when testing the unit I built ,and I have been working as a sparky for a few years now , play carefully

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