Questions tagged [hazardous-areas]

For electrical installations in hazardous areas, where there is a risk of fire or explosion due to flammable gases, liquids, or dusts.

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Microwave starts working when door opens - how dangerous is it?

I've just rented a house that came with an equipped kitchen, and I've found that the microwave has a rather weird behavior - opening the doors seems to trigger it to start working, which the owners ...
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Is an unenclosed cable modem circuit board a fire hazard?

I've come up with a clever hack to save space and reduce # power adapter eye sores by bolting my cable modem (Netgear CM500) under the Wifi router (WRT 3200ACM). The heat sink over the Broadcom ...
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Flammability of Silicone Sealants with Electronics

I'm aware that electronics grade silicone rubbers exist but I've also read in a particular post on here that common silicone rubber sealants can also be used for electronics, providing that they're ...
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ATEX - Infallible Current limiting resistors

I'm preparing an intrinsically safe electronic board according to 60079-11. In this standard film type resistors are accepted as infallible current-limiting resistors, which means that that they fail ...