Re: Anything behind the practice of cutting off power cord on used test


A couple of years ago I disposed of a home-built klystron power supply. As
It was capable of generating an output of up to 4000 volts, I cut off the cord
and bashed the fuse-holders with a ball-peen hammer before setting it out
for trash collection. I did not want some unsuspecting person to be injured.
The same issue likely arises with high-voltage equipment such as
oscilloscopes. I can see where a prudent businessman, for safety considerations, might
want the equipment disabled before putting it in the trash.

Bruce, KG6OJI
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