Uhh, gee, I'd like to be there to see THAT test.
Perhaps a more reasonable value would be a 1500 ohm, 15 kw resistor.
There are some occasionally available military surplus electrical loads that
can handle a 15 kw source. You might investigate one of these. I've also
heard stories of people needing a load of this size NOW, and kludging
something up with a 50-gallon barrel of brine sitting out on a runway.
20 electric ovens in series would probably work better than salt water.
Definitely a time for the standard disclaimer, "Your Mileage May Vary."
From: igor rosky [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 2:31 AM
Subject: [AMPS] load testing HV Pwr supplies
I would like to load test a 5kv 3 amp power supply, i would like to
construct a 1 ohm load for this test. Is this the righ thing to do?
what do commercial people do when testing such power supplies?
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