[AMRadio] Re: GB> RE: Charcoal Briquettes and High Voltage Power

bcarling at cfl.rr.com bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Sun Oct 30 19:46:40 EST 2005

Then we would be in good shape using a 470K, 2 Watt resistor with 
1000 Jolts applied to it in a series feed circuit...
Most of the time there would be less than the full 1 KV anyway.

470,000 X 2 = 840,000

Square root of 840,000 is about 916 volts, so I guess it OCULD 
break the rule,
but only if the circuit shorted out.

Hardly overstressing, and WELL more than a "few" hundred volts.

The trouble with making a general statement is that there is 
almost always some exception to the rule.

On 30 Oct 2005 at 19:29, Brad Thompson wrote:

> While we're in the neighborhood, other carbon-comp resistor specs list
> the
> maximum applied voltage (across the resistor's terminals) as equal
> to (sqrt) (power * resistance) ***OR*** the maximum specified working
> voltage.

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