Sparc Question

James Iwanek chthon at
Tue Feb 11 04:16:37 PST 2003

Ian Molton wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Feb 2003 02:23:29 +0000 (UTC)
> steveb at (Steve Bougerolle) wrote:
>> You'd think these things would discharge after a few days at most
> Only if I also suspected the circuit they were in was designed to
> discharge them...
> MOST new devices at least have a bleed resistor on the capacitors in the
> switch-mode powersupply.
> In fact, when my dads betamax C5 failed years ago, the kit of
> replacement parts (blown power transistor pair) included two resistors
> to 'upgrade' the thing to bleed its capacitors when switched off.
> (didnt help my dad though, as he accidentally picked it up clumsily
> before knowing this and ended up throwing it across the room from the
> shock ;-)

theres now't like electricians gloves and a big metal screwdriver for
dealing with capacitors ;-) - aslong as you dont do it while its attached
to the hardware


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