Fun with high voltages.
[NOT a sponsored post! They’ll probably do not want me to do that in the first place…]
This week (at work…), I repaired an old Siemens PLC unit with a failed display backlight. Good old CCFL crap that literally burns out over time. As this wasn’t time critical (unlike the last unit), I ordered some CCFL to LED conversion kit from China, modified that to fit the tiny display, threw away the crappy “converter” PCB and installed some homebrew.
While fiddling around, my mind wandered off. […]