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HV Divider (fwd)
Original poster: List moderator <mod1@xxxxxxxxxx>
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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
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
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.