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Camping Light with 220V Recharger Circuit is a Rabbit Hole of Scary Questions

What seems like a nifty and novel device poses some big – and potentially shocking! – risks. With a full circuit diagram walkthrough from Big Clive:

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This is a rather exciting camping and hiking light with some unusual features. Mainly the mains voltage referenced USB charging port and the equally mains referenced chrome ring round the flashlight button. This is definitely one for my electrical deathtrap collection.

If you have one of these then I would strongly recommend you either dispose of it or take extreme care when charging it from wall power as it does pose a high shock risk.


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