Product teardowns, dangerous devices and electrical experiments

Products dismantled to see what is inside, dangerous devices which should not exist and various electrical experiments to demonstrate what can and does go wrong.


Dangerous Devices - Electrical items which are unsafe, dangerous or defective and should not be sold or used by anyone.
Experiments - Electrical and other experiments to see what happens when ...
Product Teardowns - Devices and other products dismantled and opened to see what is contained inside

Most recent update - 11th February 2018

NEW Failed Australian Socket Outlet and Plug - An Australian socket outlet which has failed internally causing a short between active and neutral conductors.

Previous update - 7th March 2017

Testing a selection of wire connectors - Four different wire connectors are tested with high current until they melt and fail.
Destruction of dubious flex - A piece of flex from an imported solder pot is destroyed.
Fire Rated Downlight On Fire - The can from a fire rated downlight is tested with flames. Also featuring PCB track current tests..
Fake BS1362 15 Amp Fuses - Some fake 15 amp fuses which claim to be BS1362 but cannot be are tested with various overloads to see what happens.

Older update - 31st March 2016

Drayton ZA5 Zone Valve Actuator - A zone valve actuator from a central heating system is taken apart to see how it works.

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Tne experiments and procedures in the videos can be dangerous if attempted without proper safety precautions. Do not attempt to recreate any of the experiments shown.

WARNING If you still want to recreate them, consider that the videos in this section do NOT show any of the preparation or planning, which in most cases took far longer than the actual video itself.

Also consider that these videos are edited, so what you see is NOT everything that was done.