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  1. OPPI's Avatar
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    Oct 11, 2003, 10:26 AM - Does hot glue conduct any electricity at all #1

    Like if you were going to hold a circuit board into your helmet, if a neg and a pos wire "touch" via hot glue will they short out????

    Anyone????

    thanks
    dan
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    Oct 11, 2003, 1:16 PM - Re: Does hot glue conduct any electricity at all #2

    From what I can remember from my days of modifying guitars and simple electronics...
    No.
    Hot glue is plastic/rubber.
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    Oct 12, 2003, 11:09 AM - Re: Does hot glue conduct any electricity at all #3

    Yes hot glue does conduct electricity but not very well. If you are working with delicate electronics were the electrical current must be precise then it can cause a problem. However if you are just working with a battery a switch and a light bulb it is usually fine thought I have know it to cause the occasional short in even the simplest of wiring.
    Cheers,
    ST
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    Oct 26, 2004, 5:57 AM - Re: Does hot glue conduct any electricity at all #4

    I have had to use several electrical props,and hot-glue together in my career as a pro prop-maker,and yes,it will conduct voltage.What we do,is coat the elec. prop with latex,to insulate,but,saran wrap will do the job.

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