Sounds like a successful Crowbar test. I like those. Silent, all that current
dumps, and the transmitter survives. When the crowbar DOESN'T trigger fast
enough, then all H--- breaks loose. Thats when you vaporize wires and melt
#29 and 30 AWG magnet wire are still a standardized test method for high power
crowbar protection for tubes.
I didn't know you were in Roswell (KBIM), the UFO capital.
> On the scheduled day I examined the wire to be sure it
> was the right size, this being verified by my immediate
> supervisor. Everyone around had this very serious look
> on their faces. 3 - 2 - 1 - connect.
> The wire didn't even vaporize. The operation of the
> crowbar was totally - I mean TOTALLY - silent.
> I am sure I had turned white from stresss. Everyone
> laughed and welcomed me to the Crowbar Testing Club.
> The crowbar operated as it should have. The specs by
> Eimac (remember them?) were that the crowbar must
> operate in a manner such that #30 wire must survive
> the test.
> - JimT
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