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HV Divider (fwd)

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Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 16:32:54 -0700
From: Barton B. Anderson <bartb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Tesla <Tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: HV Divider

Hi All,

I'm so bored.

So bored that I documented a high voltage divider for measuring NST's, 
MOT's, PIG's, etc.. but nothing more than that. This is a simple 
resistive divider I've been using for about a year now. It can't be used 
for high frequency waveforms, sparks gaps, impulse lightning, and 
definitely NOT for the high voltage output of a Tesla Coil.

This is a simple homebrew divider where I can connect an NST to it and 
measure the high voltage side with a simple DMM. Nothing more than that. 
Anyway, I decided to document the thing as it is. Some may find it 
worthwhile if they don't already have a means of measuring the hv output 
of transformers.


Take care,

PS. Great, now I'm bored again. Why am I not at the lake or something?
PSS: All you XBOX-360 users, be careful around Tesla Coils. I killed my 
sons 360 yesterday. It had never died before this, but this time I 
didn't hook up RF ground (oops). Ran great, but caused the PC to turn 
off, freaked out the clocks, and literally killed the 360. My son was 
not happy "ah, dad!). Ooops! Turned out ok. Microsoft is going to fix it 
for free (replace it more likely and with an updated version!). Thank 
goodness, I almost died a coilers worst death (a son's wrath!). Yep, 
he's a nerd also, he just hasn't realized it yet.