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Man Electrocuted by His Computer

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by tripwire45, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. tripwire45
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    I'm not quite sure how he managed this. You'll see what I mean when you read the article.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,291543,00.html
     
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  2. Bluerinse
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    Me neither, there are no voltages outside of the *PSU cage* that are a high enough potential to cause that :blink
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    Faulty/unearthed PSU, maybe?

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  4. dmarsh

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    Very strange indeed, capacitors can store very large currents which they can discharge in very short time periods, enough to stop a persons heart. All capacitors of this type would be part of a machines power conversion circuit. In a PC these are in their own metal box which should have been earthed, without a faulty PSU and no earth path its difficult to see how this happened.

    This is not the first time someone have been killed by their computer, a french computer 'genius' programmed his computer to electrocute him in his sleep rather than endure national service.
     
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  5. Fergal1982

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    Erm... no its not. Volts dont kill. Amps kill. Hence why Tasers output something like 240000V
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    This man could have been putting something of his in the PSU somehow.

    I did read a few years ago about a man in Japan who was arrested for having sex with his friends pc, dont know how you would but maybe this guy was doing the same.
     
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    :eek: :blink :unsure
     
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    It must have been one hell of a shocking experience.
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    Uh...what port would you use for that sort of thing? :blink
     
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  10. Theprof

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    Thats definitly not normal.
     
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  11. shambles

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    That would be the Unusual Sex Bus - I think there's a special adaptor you can get from Anne Summers...
     
  12. dmarsh

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    Brings a whole new meaning to loveing your PC ! :biggrin
     
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    It reminds me of Kryten from Red Dwarf :D
     
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    why wasnt he wearing his grounding strap?????
     
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  15. dmarsh

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    Well I don't think an anti static wristband would have helped him ! :biggrin

    Unless perhaps they somehow imbue the wearer with special powers ? :blink

    Its still a bit weird, a shock on the leg would normally find ground by going down not up, unless he had his other hand jammed into an earth socket or something....

    Number one rule of electronics, always put one hand behind your back when playing with live electronics ! :biggrin

    Number two rule, if your gonna play with it live ensure its earthed properly.

    This makes interesting reading...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_shock
     
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  16. C4sper

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    number 3 rule: SWITCH IT OFF !! :)
     
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    Rule No 4, rummage around in your computer fully dressed and watch where your appendages are dangling :D
     
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  18. greenbrucelee
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    I think he was actually using the PSU for his pleasure, I think he maybe took the power cables out and that left him a hole although not that big :blink
     
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