Strange 7912AD (Was: 465 Scan Expansion Mesh)
Laurent Lamesch <jlamesch@...>
And regarding nuclear research, I remember a field engineer tellingConcerning 'strange' uses of TDs: I have a problem with a 7912AD
which apparantly has been used in the Sandia National Labs (it has
a Sandia cal sticker from 1993). While repairing the power supply,
I got some fine light brown dust present in the supply on my fingers.
After some minutes I had the impression that the dust warmed my
fingers up, I also had a salty taste in my mouth after working on
the supply. I let the TD run for some time with the case open, and
the TD's fan obviously spread some of that dust inside the room I
normally work in. During the weeks which followed, after being some
hours in the same room, I got a slight headache and nausea unless
I opened the door for letting fresh air in.
The problem is that I neither know if this dust is bad for my health,
nor what to do to find out what the dust is. Does anyone have a clue
what it might be, or has anyone ever seen something similar?