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

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Police say false bomb threat came from computer and printer in the school

“The threat was a hoax by a student,” said Port McNeill RCMP.

Winds of up to 90 km/hr predicted to hit Vancouver Island

Environment Canada is warning that loose objects may cause damage

VIDEO: North Island Bantam Eagles still undefeated, dominate Oceanside Generals in Port Hardy

Who can stop the North Island Bantam Eagles? The answer so far this season is, well, no one.

VIDEO: North Island Atom Eagles tie Victoria Ice Hawks, fall in rematch

The North Island Atom Eagles will be back in league play action at home in January.

Strong winds expected to hit north, west Vancouver Island: Environment Canada

Environment Canada said southeast winds will reach speeds of 70 to 90 kilometres per hour

VIDEO: Close encounter with a whale near Canada-U.S border

Ron Gillies had his camera ready when a whale appeared Dec. 7

France shooting: 2 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg

A world-famous Christmas market was put on lock down on Tuesday

Canadian warship witnesses possible violations of North Korea sanctions

Crew members on HMCS Calgary took photos and collected other information

Christine Sinclair named Canadian Women’s player of the year again

This is the 14th time Sinclair has been named player of the year

B.C. man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

Nearly 8,000 homeless in B.C., first province-wide count reveals

Twenty-four seperate counts in B.C. cities found there are thousands of homeless in all corners of province

Mental health issue suspected after spike belts end Island Highway car chase

Woman in her 30s detained after Tuesday afternoon incident in Lantzville

PHOTOS: Salvation Army’s luncheon brings a blast of Christmas spirit to the North Island

North Islanders, around 300, filled the Island Copper Room as they enjoyed lunch and dessert.

UPDATE: B.C. judge grants $10M bail for Huawei executive wanted by U.S.

Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport

Most Read