[rescue] Shifted Sun GDM-500PS...
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:04 CST 2003
On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, William Enestvedt wrote:
> Is this true? Why would the location of your *other* hand matter? Stop that
> giggling -- I mean, wouldn't the current go down the (doomed) arm, through the
> (shaking) torso, and out the (now-smoking) feets?
I thought it would be assumed that anyone working around high-voltage or
line-voltage equipment would have donned properly-insulated footwear.
Here's what I wear every day:
Now, they're not electrical-hazard rated, because they're not certified
to 600 volts, but they're plenty safe enough for what I work around.
I'm far more excited about the fact that they've survived:
A falling cisco 7000
A falling IBM F30
A rolling rackful of PDP-11
A tipped crate holding an SGI Challenge XL
Several falling 8U HP UPSes
All without a single injury to my feet. That and they're super-
comfortable. I'll stick with Red Wing until someone digs up some mil-
spec steel-toed, puncture-proof, water-proof, ANSI-certified EH-rated
10-inch lace-ups. Then I'll be in footwear heaven.
 Mostly telco and 48VDC with the occasional dip into the 200VAC
 Can you tell that I'm accident-prone? :)
Jonathan Patschke ) "Earth works. That's proof positive that Mother
Elgin, TX ( Nature isn't a suit." --Dave McGuire
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