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[TCML] Deadly MOTs (warning)

This message is mostly for newbies and other people inexperienced with high voltage, especially MOTs.

We often read warnings about the potential dangers of MOTs but I have never heard of anyone actually being killed by a MOT. That has now changed. About 2 weeks ago a friend of my son was killed by a MOT. He was 30 years old. I don't know all of the details but he had made some sort of wood-burning tool that he was using to burn images on to wood as art. Somehow he touched the HV terminal of the MOT and it instantly killed him. I had no idea he was trying to do such a thing because unfortunately he never consulted me about it. I have known him since he was a teenager and I can tell you that he knew nothing about HV or even electricity. He probably got this idea from the internet. MOTs can be put to many useful purposes (I use them myself) but you must know what you are doing and understand the danger.

So the lesson to take from this is to heed the warnings about the safe use of MOTs in HV projects. These warnings are real.

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