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Thread: Popper internals safe to handle after removal of plastic?

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    Popper internals safe to handle after removal of plastic?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    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!

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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