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I saw sparks when connecting the power supply to my Ruark. Is this normal?

This answer applies to R1 Mk3 R1 Mk2 R2 Mk3 R2i Mk2 MR1 Mk1 MR1 Mk2 BackPack

Best practise with any electrical device is always to make all connections secure before turning on the mains power, as if the power supply is ‘powered up’ then it is likely that sparks may be seen. The actual power is extremely low and will not cause harm, but as the connector comes close to the power socket on R1 then there comes a point where the air gap between the two points is no longer insulating enough to prevent the flow of electrons and at this point they jump and ionize the air causing the sparks you see.


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