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ESA Issues Warning on the Dangers of Lichtenberg Generators

15 July 2021
With five fatalities and one critical injury in the last several years within the province, the ESA is warning against using high voltage energy sources such as microwave oven transformers or similar components to manufacture fractal wood-burning devices called Lichtenberg generators.

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Electrical Safety Authority
155A Matheson Blvd. West, Mississauga, ON L5R 3L5

E-Mail: media.esa@electricalsafety.on.ca
Phone: 1-800-498-4600 or 905-712-7819

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