Most devices, and certainly early power transistors, don't like high voltage and current at the same time, resulting in high peak powers (exactly what you can get driving a reactive load like a loudspeaker). In these transistors the problem was lateral-current instability causing runaway hot spots that punch-through the dice, also called purple-plague (from the colour of the dice after failure). The allowable times are shown on a SOAR - Safe Operating ARea curve. Many components of all sorts have 'em if you can dig the information out of your supplier.
McMahon's spending became a key argument of one of her rivals, former Congressman Rob Simmons , who accused her of "buying the election". McMahon and Simmons engaged in a frequently bitter contest. At the party convention, McMahon received the most support, but Simmons received enough votes to qualify for the ballot for the August 10 primary , although he was not actively campaigning. In late July—two weeks before the primary—however, Simmons relaunched his campaign by airing ads on TV reminding voters that his name would be on the ballot, participating in debates, and accepting interviews with editorial boards.  A third candidate, Peter Schiff , qualified for the ballot by submitting petition signatures. McMahon defeated her opponents and faced Richard Blumenthal in the general election, losing by 11%. 
That was the end of Bonds's time in Pittsburgh. Now 28 years old, he signed a six-year, $ million contract with the Giants, setting records for the largest deal ever (surpassing Cal Ripken's $ million) and the highest average annual value (beating Ryne Sandberg's $ million). Mays offered to un-retire No. 24 for him to wear, but Bonds instead opted for the No. 25 that his father wore as a Giant from 1968 through '74. He lived up to his new contract with another MVP-winning season in 1993, hitting .336/.458/.677; he led the league in the latter two categories, as well as homers (46), RBIs (123) and intentional walks (43). San Francisco won 103 games but lost out to the 104-win Braves for the NL West flag thanks to a pair of homers by Dodgers rookie Mike Piazza on the final day of the season.