Cheap neon screwdrivers are lethal!

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At least when used over their rated (assuming they are even rated at all) voltages:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGXQNLq19FQ


:lol:
 

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Love his videos! Although how is isn't dead yet is a mystery to me.
 

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timo_w2s said:
Love his videos! Although how is isn't dead yet is a mystery to me.
Reg Prescott - Toaster incident at about 20 minutes in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCQOCQripBs
 

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Channel Hopper said:
Reg Prescott - Toaster incident at about 20 minutes in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCQOCQripBs
Haha yes! I used to like watching Kenny Everett's show when I was a kid.
 

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At least the neon still lights to tell you are getting seriously zapped!!!
 

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Back in the 60's, when I was an apprentice TV engineer, we used a neon screwdriver, (held back to front) to detect if there was EHT present in the valve driven line output stage. If you waved it about near the line output valves (though not too near) and it lit up chances were there was EHT present. If your finger drew an arc it was definitely there!!!......Not really a recommended practice.....
 

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I guess Leo Sayer did that in his spare time hence that fuzzy hair do!
 

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Something made him feel like dancing.
 

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timo_w2s said:
Love his videos! Although how is isn't dead yet is a mystery to me.
It's cos he knows what he's doing, though I'm sure mrs. photon might kill him one day for blowing something up of hers, again... :lol:
 

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Andy's the master of high voltage. I keep meaning to go round and do some experiments with him. Got a massive transformer for him which arcs up the walls and gives some proper lightening.
 

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Cheap neon screwdrivers are only lethal if you use them for purposes other than what they were designed for, pump that sort of voltage through any piece of 'safe' electrical equipment and you will get the same result, I have to say the neon screwdriver was very impressive in its insulating abilities
 

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Topper said:
Cheap neon screwdrivers are only lethal if you use them for purposes other than what they were designed for, pump that sort of voltage through any piece of 'safe' electrical equipment and you will get the same result, I have to say the neon screwdriver was very impressive in its insulating abilities
Hence what I said above the video.... :lol:
 

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2cvbloke said:
Hence what I said above the video.... :lol:

But not what your thread title implies.......cheap neon screwdrivers are proven in the video to be better insulated than originally designed for therefore not lethal or dangerous unless used for a purpose other than for which they were designed. Q.E.D.
 

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Well, either way, he got flames... :lol:
 
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