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2011\01\06@061823 by cdb

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With the slight excess of precipitation run off due north and west of where I live, I'm wondering if all the electronic items now have floating power supplies?



Interestingly (without me sounding off about what I consider the ridiculous attitude to electricity here), no one amongst all the advice being churned out, has mentioned that people might want to leave their electronic (and electrical items for that matter) out in the sun for a few days before attempting to plug them back in or switch on, that I would have thought might constitute a public service announcement - especially as many people won't be insured for various reasons, some of the products might be workable given a bit of TLC.
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2011\01\06@064935 by alan.b.pearce

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>  With the slight excess of precipitation run off due north and west of
> where I live, I'm wondering if all the electronic items now have
> floating
> power supplies?

Only when placed on a piece of polystyrene afloat on the water ... ;)))
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2011\01\06@102909 by RussellMc

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>  With the slight excess of precipitation run off due north and west of
> where I live, I'm wondering if all the electronic items now have floating
> power supplies?

Most will be solidly grounded.
All electrolytics will be wet.
Soak testing will produce many failures.

> Interestingly (without me sounding off about what I consider the ridiculous
> attitude to electricity here), no one amongst all the advice being churned
> out, has mentioned that people might want to leave their electronic (and
> electrical items for that matter) out in the sun for a few days before
> attempting to plug them back in or switch on, that I would have thought
> might constitute a public service announcement - especially as many people
> won't be insured for various reasons, some of the products might be
> workable given a bit of TLC.

You could try approaching some people at usefully-high level with this
suggestion. That could be eg "Consumer", news organisation, MPs who
care (moot), local consumer assistance organisations, maybe even
unions.


You may be able to do more practical good for many people in this way
than could be readily achieved by years of toil in other areas.

Washing with clean water first a good idea.
LONG LONG LONG dryout desirable.
Could use Solarwind keyboard example of how loudly explicitly and
clearly, with brutal explanation, that you need to say it to get the
message across (really).


          Russell

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