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[AMPS] Glitch Resistors

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Subject: [AMPS] Glitch Resistors
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Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 07:12:02 -0700
>Can I re-post this for comment from more experienced builders ??
>It seems OK, but maybe I'm missing something  12/09/01
>To add further to the debate...which I might add is very interesting and
>informative, what is the general opinion in using a replacement jug element
>To elaborate, down here in VK land, we have jugs ( kettle's, urns etc) that
>use a wirewound element on a ceramic former. They are rated at 240v,
>1600watt and cost about $3.50 AUD. They measure about 40 ohms and consist of
>a length of nichrome (??) spiral wire wound on a ceramic former that is
>about 55mm long, 30mm wide and about 5mm thick. It comes with two long
>stainless steel rods fitted that allow it to be mounted in the jug, but
>these are easily removed and you end up with a 40 ohm wirewound resistor on
>a ceramic former. The whole thing is obviously exposed but can be easily
>mounted on standoff insulators inside a supply.
>Is this thing useable as a glitch resistor ??
If the air-gap between turns is c. one wire diameter, it should fly.
cheers, Glenn

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