LEGO Plastic vs. Aluminum Compact E-Nail Case
Travel far through the galaxy with this compact e-nail controller and read more about why so many prefer this ABS cases over aluminum. To put it short, plastic offers much better weather protection than metal due to the non-conductivity of the plastic material itself. The plastic acts as another insulating layer between you and possible electric shock. Metal cases can make direct electrical connection if a wire were to come loose. If and when a soldering joint eventually fails this could be a big hazard. If you already own a controller and are now wondering if yours has a fuse or not, there is a fast way to check. Look at the power switch. Does your power switch have a fuse symbol on the back and a space in between the switch and the plug? That space should be a removable insert that holds the fuse. For pictures and more information check out this blog post. You don’t have to pop it out to confirm that it’s there, unless you think that it may have been left out. As long as there is a little cut out section with a fuse symbol on it you are most likely covered there. I always make sure to install a fuse in each and every RCCtools compact e-nail as a safety measure. Find replacement fuses at the hardware store for less than $5.
Fast-Blow Fuse: 99% Idiot-Proof!
Thankfully, there is a quick acting “fast blow fuse” in the circuit to cut the power quickly in case this were to happen. Either way, it would not be fun to get shocked even for a second, so I just want to educate anyone reading this about some of the hazards. This way you know your equipment enough to be confident in the safety aspects and prevent unnecessary accidents.