Anyone have a spare Apple IIgs power supply?

Peter Corlett abuse at
Fri Dec 12 10:44:35 CST 2014

On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 10:15:28AM -0500, Sean Caron wrote:
> I'm not sure what the formulation was in the past but denatured alcohol
> nowadays is just ethanol with maybe 5-10% methanol added. You definitely
> shouldn't be drinking it (in vivo, methanol is metabolized to formaldehyde
> via oxidative reduction - formaldehyde attacks the optic nerve - which is why
> drinking wood methanol makes you go blind) but other than that, I wouldn't
> say it's particularly more harmful to you, boards or components than
> isopropanol is. You wouldn't want to drink that, either!

Wikpedia references EU Regulation 162/2013, which gives the various recipes
across the EU:

Taking a random sample from a few different countries, the basic recipe seems
to be 1% mixed crud to make it unpalatable, up to 10% methanol, and the rest
ethanol.  The ethanol and methanol will evaporate readily enough, but I'd be
somewhat concerned about residue left from non-volatile components of the 1%.

It's not like isopropanol is terribly expensive or difficult to get hold of.  I
can order ten litres of it from Amazon £28.66 with free delivery.  If anything,
it seems to be slightly cheaper than meths.

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