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Re: [Amps] 3-500Z glitch resistor

To: "Steve Thompson" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] 3-500Z glitch resistor
From: "Carl" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 17:51:15 -0400
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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" <>
To: <>
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 
>> 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.
> Steve
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