The commercial ones are about 3-5" long and fit into a small size
resistor clip. A vaporizing bare wire isnt exactly giving me a warm
feeling. That reminds me of an old SF story.
My commercial CW/SSB ham amps are too compact for chancing that. Maybe
for the rack mounted 250TH's and 304TL's AM amps (;
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Thompson" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Amps] 3-500Z glitch resistor
> Carl wrote
>> One thing missing in all commercial ham and most homebrews is a real
>> 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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