Changing my Ballast. Risk of Shock?

(Topic ID: 168010)

Changing my Ballast. Risk of Shock?


By PinMagnet

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by Schwaggs
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    #1 2 years ago

    My Ballast is bad and I need to change it out. If I touch these exposed wire ends when my machine is off, am I going to get shocked? Does it hold a charge? Thanks.

    #2 2 years ago

    No, you're safe. No charge is held in those.

    #3 2 years ago

    Great! Thanks so much. Any part of the machine that does just for future reference?

    #4 2 years ago
    Quoted from PinMagnet:

    Great! Thanks so much. Any part of the machine that does just for future reference?

    Capacitors hold charge, and for gods sake, if you've got arcade machines, under the anode cap on a CRT monitor is DANGER zone Treat with utmost respect !!

    #5 2 years ago

    I would unplug the machine from the wall outlet before swapping a ballast. If the cord has been replaced incorrectly or installed incorrectly from the factory (neutral and hot reversed), you could get shocked, even with the machine turned off. This is extremely unlikely but better safe than sorry!

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