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I have an old think pre war Citrigan welder, it has a large Capacitor, 1’ftX 6”inches 18”inch deep, I had turned the power off to work on a strip light, looking down from top of ladder could see my extension lead light still on, funny all power was turned off, welder was plugged in but not on, just a thought pulled the welder plug out and off went the lead light. so just bridged across the welders plug and quite a crack and spark, don’t think it would have done me much harm but up a ladder the fall might have been worse, had the welder looked at and the capacitor was wired in wrong side of switch and when switched off the capacitor wasn’t being discharged through the transformer, was told definitely not to touch the capacitor, what do you think the large two inch high porcelain insulators are for.