Sep 19, 2021 - 06:11 AM
WARNING - NEVER TOUCH ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT WITHOUT PROPER PROTECTION AND PRECAUTIONS!
WARNING - YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SHUT DOWN AND DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICAL SUPPLY TO ANY EQUIPMENT PRIOR TO DISASSEMBLY OR HANDING EQUIPMENT!
WARNING - DIELECTRIC COOLANTS TYPICALLY OPERATE AT TEMPERATURES ABOVE 100F / 37C. FLUID TEMPERATURES ABOVE 37C CAN BURN EXPOSED SKIN AND PROPER SKIN PROTECTION SHOULD ALWAYS BE USED WHEN HANDLING EQUIPMENT IN HEATED DIELECTRIC COOLANTS.
Before ever putting your hands into operating Dielectric Coolants, you must know the temperature of the fluid! The typical operating temperatures of our Dielectric Coolants in ASIC mining is 160F/60C which is hot enough to cause third degree burns in about 5 seconds. Anytime you are working in and around heated Dielectric Coolants you must wear protective clothing and covering to prevent burns from heated coolant.
Yes, you can safely put your hand into our Dielectric Coolants while there is energized electrical equipment in the coolant if you use common sense and good safety practices. As when working with any energized electrical equipment that is operating in air, electrical equipment operating in our Dielectric Coolants need to be handled with care and caution to prevent injury from electrical shocks and shorting. Our Dielectric Coolants have significantly greater arch quenching strength and less conductivity than air, which means that you are safe to place your hands into our coolants while there is operating equipment in the coolant, however just like in handling electrical equipment in air, you should never directly touch any wires, contacts, components, or other materials that have electricity running through them.
As an example, if you have immersed your miner in BitCool and the coolant temperature is below 100F/37C then you could safely put your hand into the coolant and touch the outside casing of the miner or the operate the reset switch (assuming of course that it's not been modified, is properly grounded, etc.) but you should never touch the traces on the hash boards or the components inside the power supplies, etc.
It's critically important to understand that our coolants do NOT FORM ANY TYPE OF TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT NON-CONDUCTIVE LAYER OVER THE ELECTRONICS, our coolants are simply non-conductive themselves. This means that our coolants will NOT PROTECT YOU FROM ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR INJURY IF YOU COME IN DIRECT PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH AN ELECTRIFIED COMPONENT OF THE EQUIPMENT WHILE IT IS COVERED OR COATED WITH OUR DIELECTRIC COOLANTS. If you touch any non-insulated electrified component of the equipment while it is energized, you can expect to receive the same electric shock that you would receive if you touched the same component while the device is operating in air.