[aprssig] Amazing resistors
alw.k9si at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 17:53:11 CDT 2014
Bob et al,
In my mis-spent youth I was involved with many projects that required a
squib, that is, an electrical igniter After a lot of trial and error we
settled on some very thin steel wire. Basically, we found some picture
hanging wire and discovered it was seven-stranded. Unwinding one of the
strands gave us a single thin steel wire that was perfect for our projects.
It would instantly explode with 120 volts applied and glow brightly at 12
volts before oxidizing and disintegrating.
> We have been running a 0.25 Watt small resistor at 3.5 Watts ALL DAY and
> it still wont burn out!
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