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For some reason, with the smoke there is a hidden tazer charge????:dunno: It will also cause you to hit your knuckles, elbows, and head on the bonnet, underbody, trunk, etc. of the car when the smoke releases? Anyone else have this problem????

This is only because the smoke gets very, very excited at the prospect of freedom, so all the smoke molecules try to escape at once, and the resulting surge causes the phenomenon you describe.

Oh, and it should be noted that "smoke theory" was being taught in military schools for many decades, with the infamous "Smoke Test" (plug it in and see if any smoke leaks out) being a standard part of any military technician's test regimen.
 

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It is funny that this was posted...:lol:

I have a spiel that I tell the young tellers that work in the banks where I do service work.

If I am replacing a motherboard or some other electrical component INSIDE the computer...
I tell them that the "SECRET SMOKE" that makes it function all leaked out.. :lol:
On a motherboard...there is usually a leaking capacitor that I can show them...
"SEE...this is where the smoke leaked out."...:rollin:

I throw in how the electronic makers in Taiwan and China make it that way so that periodically you have to buy a new one...because if they made them "TOO GOOD" they wouldn't make any money after making the first one, 'cause you would never need to buy a replacement...:lol:

I can always make then think of an example of where it happened to them...personally..
Like a hair dryer or a toaster or a tv that suddenly "LEAKED SMOKE" and then quit working... :lol: :lol: :lol:

I can do it with a straight face and it is unbelievable how they will buy the whole thing.. hook, line and sinker...:dunno:..:lol:
 
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Nice Jim!!

The light show is there to bring your attention to the release of the smoke.
 

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Oh and by the way, my MGB that I had in high school was leak free!! No fluid leaks, no electrical leaks, nothing.
 

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I've always witnessed a loud "Pop" noise along with said smoke. :dunno:

Yeah...but like Bernie mentioned...the smoke electrons are so exicited at finally getting their freedom... they are all rushing to get out at the same time.
They are all bumping into each other and electrons move so "FAST" they are all bumping at the same time... "THATS" where you get the "POP" from.. :lol:
 
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I've always witnessed a loud "Pop" noise along with said smoke. :dunno:

Yeah...but like Bernie mentioned...the smoke electrons are so exicited at finally getting their freedom... they are all rushing to get out at the same time.
They are all bumping into each other and electrons move so "FAST" they are all bumping at the same time... "THATS" where you get the "POP" from.. :lol:

My BE&E (Basic Electricity & Electronics) instructor in the Navy told us that since electrons move at the speed of light then they're obviously moving faster than the speed of sound, so the "pop" is from the little tiny sonic boom they make when they get free.
 

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