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discharging a capacitor

Mar 20th, 23:12

WD8EKD

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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looking for a screwdriver with a light in it and another wire from it to be able to discharge a high loaded capacitor..does anyone know where to get one?
Mar 21st, 13:24

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Megger 222070-62 High-Voltage Discharge and Grounding Stick, 70kV is sold on Amazon.com for $515.

I'm sure that insurance is a big part of the cost--someone will kill themselves and a lawsuit will be in the works...

This article describes how to build a homebrew "chicken stick"

Sep 2003 - QST (Pg. 33)
Amplifier Care and Maintenance
Author: Silver, H. Ward, N0AX
http://p1k.arrl.org/pubs_archive/104711

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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