[rescue] Sun Kit Needed for EE Student Here

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Sun May 7 06:40:50 CDT 2006

   On Fri, 5 May 2006 wa2egp at att.net wrote:

> [...] It's funny how many bad components you can find by smell
> and touch.  

   Once I get into "troubleshooting mode", I go in wholeheartedly;
this means using just about *every* sense (save taste) in the
process.  One learns, quite literally sometimes, how to "smell
trouble" (as in "something's *just about* to leak magic smoke)
and "hear something coming" (as in the time I heard a faint arcing
sound coming from the battery rack on the 225kVA UPS at $PPOE that
was about to catch fire before the breaker on the box got opened).

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