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Experimenting with electricity can be very rewarding and has bought me many hours of enjoyment and satisfaction.  However, electricity should not be taken for granted.  It can be easy to become complacent and careless when testing circuits and forget that you are dealing with something that is lethal.

So remember, SAFETY FIRST when working with electricity.  Even low voltages can cause injuries.  Listed below are some of the other hazards to look out for when testing and designing electronics.

  • Solder fumes
  • Lead based solders
  • Hot soldering irons
  • Sharp wires and case edges
  • Corrosive chemicals
  • Metal jewellery

It also wouldn't hurt to keep a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit close by in case something unexpected happens.

If you use common sense and exercise caution you should have no problems and have a lot of fun exploring electronics.

Grant Trebbin

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This blog may describe circuits that are powered by mains power or produce a high voltage.  These circuits should be considered lethal if not used safely.  Any circuits built based on information in this blog should be thoroughly checked and tested by people qualified to work with high voltages before being used.

The author writes about electricity out of interest and has been trained how to safely use it.  Do not misuse any of the information provided.  The author disclaims any liability for damages should anyone be killed or injured while using information from this blog.

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