(F) Fun : Failed attempt at CFL circuit board poppage. (Part 1 of 4)

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(F) Fun : Failed attempt at CFL circuit board poppage. (Part 1 of 4)Video-bonus week** one video per day, until Friday 22nd March! OK peoples, in this next little set of vids, I am going to try and POP a CFL circuit board. …


  1. HDXFH says:

    You need a higher Voltage source!!!!!

  2. Pete Ritchie says:

    I cant believe that didnt pop! Maybe try wiring up the leads to the electrolyitic 🙂

  3. BoomBoxDeluxe says:

    Hiya Rodalco. In this experiment, I actually wired the electronics ‘backwards’ (i.e. I put mains into the lamp output connections 😀 ) & amazingly it didn’t pop.

    Then, upon examining things I noticed that while I was tightening up the connector strips that one of the wires must’ve moved as I was doing up the screw & it clamped on the insulation. D’oh! 🙁

    I’ve already had another couple of goes at this, & I’ll be loading the vids up over the next week so you can see how things go. 🙂


  4. RODALCO2007 says:

    Yes, ac to the elco will pop it.

  5. RODALCO2007 says:

    It won’t pop as basically it will accept the 240V but no lamp to light up. Use your variac with an external TX and step voltage up to 440 Volts.