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Old 08-10-2008, 04:00 PM   #21
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I don't see why not.
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:13 PM   #22
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Thing you're missing is that this still has conductivity, but since the system is on, the circuity is already active, but if you turn it off, no current goes, and the oil is not conductive enough to short it in front of you. If you turn it off, there's no current. Turn it on, and it'll short.
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Keep it on stand by mode perhaps?
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:05 PM   #24
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i have to agree with the others as it will not be good for cooling off the computer, but it shure stands as a topic to talk about.
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:16 PM   #25
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The reason why this is possible is simple.

The mineral oil is not electrically conductive.

The first time I saw something like this was on 'Tomorrows World' about 15 years ago when they sunk a working CRT television in a tub full of non conductive liquid. And it still worked.

Notice in the video that a finger is added to the mix when testing the PSU? Tap water can be filtered to remove the electrically conductive components from it that makes this possible.

In fact id say that the some mineral oil is less conductive than air!

Also when you turn it off it will turn off. When you turn it on it will turn on. This is no different to 'air submission'.
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