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Re: which type for bleeder resistors?
Original poster: "Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <acmq-at-compuland-dot-com.br>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "Laurence Davis by way of Terry Fritz
> are these overkill, or just what I need?
> I've never had to price megohm resitors, but the price seemed high to me.
> (the caps are cheaper than the resitors!?)
You can use regular inexpensive 10 MOhm resistors. Their size is
important, but if you keep, say, 1000 V per capacitor/resistor,
anything with more than 1 mm of length will work. I made an MMC
using small 10 M resistors (1/8 W?), with two in series across
each capacitor for better safety. They work well, at 1000 V per
capacitor, not even getting warm (they dissipate at most 12.5 mW).
Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz