Watch the Video and you will see what I mean...
Repairing broken plastic parts
I noticed in the Video Comments, one miss conception about how he's doing this. Such as... "How much current are you passing through there? cuz it takes very little to kill someone so yuou should be very careful". He's using DC Current, not AC. 12 Volts DC, from a Power Supply (which I would be worried about blowing it's fuse or it up). I have been working on a 3 to 24 Volts DC Power Supply, made from Computer Power Supplies (PSU's) wired in Series. They are very Delicate, when wired in Series. So, I don't think I would use mine to do this. And 12 Volts from a Battery Charger, wont Shock You. It will make a Scarey Spark, if you touch two leads together. But, he's using Steel Heating Element Wire. Which is Designed to be Directly Shorted. This is how Heating Elements work. The wire is absorbing the Direct Short. So, no Scarey Spark. You could use a DC Welder at a very low Amperage, as well, to hear up your wire. But, too much will just melt it in two.
Here's a Suggestion in the Comments, that I don't quite get his idea on how to do this. It seems to me, that you would just be winding the Wire up even more... Here's the Comment...
"Just for info, you can make a perfectly straight wire by taking a length of it, holding one end in a set of pliers and the other end in a drill chuck. Spin for a few seconds and the tension in the wire will straighten it."
(Now, this part of his comment. Is what I was thinking too)...
"Also, in this case, wouldn't it have been better to encircle the whole plastic part with the wire (of course without shorting it ;-) ) ?"
"Anyway, nice video as ever."
Published on Jan 25, 2013
A neat way to repair and reinforce cracked and broken plastic parts. It doesn't look pretty, but it's strong!
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