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Old 08-29-2008, 08:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd much rather buy some instead. Seems like a waste of energy
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Before you touch it make sure it hasn't been touched, the capacitors in there hold hundreds of volts for months
Nah, not for months. Maybe a week or two.

To drain them, you can just plug something in and hot-wire it and leave it there for a bit till the power is drained. Maybe a lightbulb or a small fan.
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I'd much rather buy some instead. Seems like a waste of energy
and conversely, having them but buying them anyways is a waste of money
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