[AMRadio] Globar brand thermistors

Donald Chester k4kyv at hotmail.com
Mon May 30 10:23:52 EDT 2005

Don't confuse Globar thermistors with Globar resistors.  The latter are 
non-inductive power resistors often used in dummy loads and parasitic 

My dummy load is made up of a dozen 600 ohm 150 watt Globars.  Each one is 
about 18" long and 1" in diameter.  Supposedly you can heat them to a dull 
red glow without hurting them, but I have never tried running that much 
power, and I'm not sure what such abuse would do to the resistance.  I have 
heard of the ones used in parasitic suppressors of high power BC 
transmitters (50 kw) glowing under parasitic conditions.


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