As far as testing HV supplies go, use higher value resistors like Jim
Strohm suggested. A 1 Ohm load would just blow fuses fast (one hopes).
We had Universal Voltronics Corp test a 18 KV 6 Amp plate power supply last
year, at their facility. I have a photo of the dummy load they concocted. I
would like to upload it to someones website where you can look, if anyone
is curious. Its a small JPEG image. Let me know if anyone is interested in
seeing the thing. Don't laugh, it's really a bunch of Nichrome heater
elements, many in series. It works!
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