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post #11 of 22
Not if you have the PSU turned off... ...You might want to tape the paper cip or piece of wire in place so it wont fall out...
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post #12 of 22
Put the paperclip in, secure it and THEN turn on the powersupply
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post #13 of 22
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I have to do this in a few days myself. My question is, when putting paperclip in, should I be weary of getting electrocuted? Lol..
You won't. I tried touching the paper clip even when the PSU is turned on and i'm still here
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I have to do this in a few days myself. My question is, when putting paperclip in, should I be weary of getting electrocuted? Lol..
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Not if you have the PSU turned off... ...You might want to tape the paper cip or piece of wire in place so it wont fall out...
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Put the paperclip in, secure it and THEN turn on the powersupply
Even if he puts it in while there's power to the PSU, he won't get shocked. The power is so low that you wouldn't be able to feel it.
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post #15 of 22
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You won't. I tried touching the paper clip even when the PSU is turned on and i'm still here
Probably because you were not acting as ground. Do not touch the paper clip especially if you are barefoot.
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post #16 of 22
Or you could just get some non-conductive liquid and not bother leak testing outside the case.

That's for lazy people though.
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post #17 of 22
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Even if he puts it in while there's power to the PSU, he won't get shocked. The power is so low that you wouldn't be able to feel it.
Yeah but if he has his PSU on before its jumped he will probably fry it anyway thats the whole point of jumping one....


EDIT: OP I like to use UV dye in my loop that way I can use a little 4" UV cold cathode to look for leaks...You can find the little slow weeping leaks that way....
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post #18 of 22
I think because it's just a ground sensing wire than any power at all is so insiginficant you can't feel anything at least I didn't.
    
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post #19 of 22
Ok, so:

Put paperclip in, turn psu power rocker on, hope for no leaks, turn rocker off when done testing?
    
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post #20 of 22
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I have to do this in a few days myself. My question is, when putting paperclip in, should I be weary of getting electrocuted? Lol..
It's not voltage that kills, it's amperage.

Ever touch your tongue to a 9v battery? And don't insert the paper clip with the PSU on.
It's only 7v, so chance of a fire are nill.
  
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