Back, umm... 1977ish.. (*whew*) I took a
slotted steel wallmount bookcase rail
(about 1/4 by 1/2 inch by 4 feet), wrapped
some, umm, probably #18 lampcord around
it, and wired it to a 12VAC transformer.
I added in something like a 50 watt 120vac
lamp (lighbulb) in series as a current
Yeah, I had no idea what I was doing.
Anyway, I then plugged this into a 120VAC
power strip, put on some safety gloves
and goggles, held it near the tv, and
had my friend turn on the power strip.
1990ish I used a handheld Radio Shack brand
tape degausser for the same purpose. And
yes, it worked, too.
So these things are doable...
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