[AMRadio] Dummy Load


Rick Brashear rickbras at airmail.net
Tue May 2 10:24:48 EDT 2006


Hi Tony,
I saw that Palstar Dummy Load, but it's a little too expensive for me 
right now.   I like your water heater element idea.  I wonder if they're 
classified by impedance?  There's one of those "Do It Yourself" stores 
not far from here that would likely have one.  Thanks for the tips.
Rick/K5IZ

RoadKing wrote:

> Rick,
> Plastar sells a very NICE  5kw Dummy Load using Large Capacitors!  
> Well built and should do the trick even has a fan inside to keep 
> things cooled down!
>
> Or you could buy you a  five gallon pail of Mineral oil, take a 
> heating element from a hot water heater, check the impedance, they are 
> NOT all the same. install this down into the Oil, with the proper 
> connector attached and 'Voila' you have a gigantic DUMMY Load.
>
> Tony/W5OD
>
>
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