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Can you get a shock from a SCART lead?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Chris The Ninja, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. Chris The Ninja

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    Or more correctly I DID get a shock from a SCART lead last night. Quite a big one. It is plugged into my TV at one end and I took the other end out of my Freeview box and got the shock. Does this mean the shielding is not connected on the SCART or something?
     
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    Are we talking about a serious electric shock or just a little bit of static buildup? It's quite possible that a groud loop or similar could lead to one of the connectors developing a charge, similarly the scart lead is very unlikely to be earthed through either appliance so the common 0V line could well be higher than earth. :)
     
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    I would guess a reasonable amount of voltage and not much current, so maybe static. It was a definite stinger but it didn't burn me or anything. I guess I was more surprised than anything!
     

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