Caveat emptor

The hidden dangers of AC leakage in certain appliances.

Dear editor,

I have been thinking that some people may not be aware that there are better choices they can make when it comes to having peace of mind with good used appliances they are using or have just purchased.

Many people are not aware of the hidden dangers of AC leakage current in some appliances or items that use regular electricity. This AC leakage current can, under the right situations, be lethal.  Another concern is a damaged or tampered-with microwave oven, which can have leakage or AC leakage current in it.

I can be of great help for people here. I happen to own the really special Simpson AC Leakage Current Tester model 229 series 2 unit. This will find any AC leakage current. I also own the very fine quality Haliday microwave oven tester that can check for proper operation and for any leakage.

For non-profit societies or special fundraisers who need to know if their donations are safe to be donated or sold, I can usually work out a testing of these items very inexpensively or possibly free, if not too many items are involved. For the general public a reasonable fee will need to be applied for this service.

I also have a volt/watt meter I can use to determine the power consumption of your appliance. Some things are easy to tell, such as dangerous power cords that have cracks or exposed wires.

Appliances are handy to have and are hard workers, but if abused or defective they can be the source of great danger. I hope people will find this information very useful. I care about both my own safety and the safety of others.

To arrange a current leakage test, call me at 250-973-6932 or email chkrking@cablerocket.com.

David Lyon

Sointula