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Ok..i am dumb..

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by traviswalker007, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. traviswalker007

    traviswalker007 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Hey guys I got to tell you what happened....i dont usually do stupid things of this magnitude but first time for everything..I was working on my strobe light cutting the cig lighter atachment so i could hard wire it...well i wanted to make sure it worked cuz i used a smaller gauge wire so i pluged it in my extension cord it worked for about 2 seconds...now im sitting there pondering my decesion and it finally dawned on me...12v vs 110v, not a good choice...i cant believe i did it...now im looking for a new strobe cuz i think the motor got fried...just thought id share that with yall....hope it made your day.
  2. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

    It did Bet it was bright for a second WOW
  3. Rcgm

    Rcgm Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    Ok I am dumb: I quote you said it not me LOL:D

    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 15, 2006
  4. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    That's pretty funny stuff right there! Are you drunk?:D :D :D
  5. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    Well, I feel better. I've done some goodun's, but that's a classic. I did get my first 24 volt shock the other day, kinda forgot about that possibility while installing a fan in a loader, the guy with me thought it was great.:eek:
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    How did you fry a motor on a strobe???????????????
  7. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    I can't belive it actualy worked even for a second.
  8. F350 Snowman

    F350 Snowman Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Thats Funny Right There! I dont care who you are.

    Bad thing is noone got that on video, and I cant believe you even told us. Thats one of those.....no witnesses nobody needs to know...

    BUT thanks for sharing.......
  9. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Bet that bad boy was bright for about a second....;)
  10. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Thats a good one.

  11. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    He's AC/DC challenged. ;)
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    With a sever Voltage Disability.....:dizzy:

    Just how did you go from your trucks 12v dc to your 110v ac on the wall??? lol:drinkup:
  13. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    that is what I was wondering as well?:D
  14. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    That is Funny! beer must have been involved!
  15. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    I saw a guy use a test light on a strobe light one time. When he hit the high voltage wire the test light lit up in his hand just like a strobe. Scared the bejesus out of him. Then it didnt work any more. I told him to put a strobe bulb in his test light.
  16. traviswalker007

    traviswalker007 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Beer...too much I guess

    I was a bit tipsy, i dont drink much so 1 will about do it for me. I stripped the wires back and stuck them into the extension cord...ok there i said it...lol
  17. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Haha... that is exactly how I pictured it.:nod:
  18. edosher

    edosher Member
    Messages: 32

    That's like pissing on an electric fence as a kid.....
  19. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883


    traviswalker007 AKA The Big Flash:D
  20. corkireland

    corkireland Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    You know my physics proffessors often would encourage us to drink when working on homework such as for our quantum mechanics or for our thermo dynamics because for some wierd reason it was easier to wrap your mind around the 4th dimension and beyond. However I now understand why then never told us to drink to do our electronic and high voltage transformer homework/experiements. lol.

    Err sir I just don't understand why went wrong. you said V=IR, well I figured if I took a 12 V system and raised to 120V, I only raised the current by a factor of 100. doesn't that mean that it should spin faster?

    Change that from a strobe to a motor and 120 to 220V and you got what pretty much occured in one of our experimental labs. Guess thats why that kid no longer was a Physics major after that semester! :salute: