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    A real "dead short" - photo


    Bob Latino

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    A real "dead short" - photo

    Post by Bob Latino on Tue May 17, 2011 5:35 am

    A fellow in Australia had a vintage tube receiver and noticed that his receiver didn't turn on one day and there was a foul smell coming the receiver. He opened the piece up and investigated. Yep - he found a true "dead short". A mouse had crawled in there and gotten himself electrocuted.


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    Re: A real "dead short" - photo

    Post by proeser on Tue May 17, 2011 9:55 am

    Reminds me of when I was in the Army in France, and working in the Post telephone exchange. We lost our 48 volt battery charger, and the trouble was found to be a mouse that had shorted out the selinium rectifier stack. Never saw that happen again until Roy's picture.


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    Re: A real "dead short" - photo

    Post by Captain Coconut on Tue May 17, 2011 1:54 pm

    It's a good thing that Aussie fella' didn't find a kangaroo in his amp. That would have been a real mess. affraid


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    Re: A real "dead short" - photo

    Post by Tom on Tue May 17, 2011 2:31 pm


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    Re: A real "dead short" - photo

    Post by mantha3 on Tue May 17, 2011 9:00 pm

    Dats Nasty...

    Not necessarily a fun rebuild/desolder...


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    Re: A real "dead short" - photo

    Post by Blitzen on Tue May 17, 2011 9:22 pm

    The engineers at a radio station I worked for had all kinds of tales of critters getting into the TV-FM transmitter building and frying themselves on high-voltage electronics. Mice, squirrels, snakes...! They said the worst invasion, though, was ants!

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