Monday, April 8, 2013

Exploding Components

Here is a few cool videos of components cooking.

OK I have to admit it, I fried more than a few resistors in my day with that rather unpleasant smoky smell filling the air.

One of my better moves was on my Honda Civic at about 17 years old or so. The fuse that controls the rear lights blew, well not having a fuse handy I tried running a jumper wire across the fuse terminals, ended up melting the insulation off the wire and almost causing a fire. I might have been a few years older but 17 sounds better when you do something stupid.

It's all a learning experiance.


  1. Ah yes life lessons....gotta love it. We all have had them!

  2. Hi Mike,
    Some we can share & others are better left well not mentioned.
    All good of course :)