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Re: [Amps] 3-500Z glitch resistor

Subject: Re: [Amps] 3-500Z glitch resistor
From: Steve Thompson <>
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2008 22:14:22 +0100
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Carl wrote
> One thing missing in all commercial ham and most homebrews is a real HV 
> fuse. Having both the resistor and a fuse is the best protection IMO.
> Having worked on many amps in the USN I became a fan of HV fuses and 
> stocked up on a suitable selection back when they went begging at 
> hamfests. These days they are hard to find.

A few times I've built in an inch or so of suitably sized bare 
wire just open between two terminals as a HV fuse. I've yet to 
have one blow, but shouldn't be any arcing problems if it does happen.

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