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Subject: meters clarification
From: "I am the NRA." <pierson-at-msd26.enet.dec-dot-com>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 95 13:13:34 EDT
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I wrote: in part:
>Lots of things influence the readings on a meter. Its easy to trust the
>meter. In a relative sense, (30a indicated is more than 20A indicated) thats
>fine. In an actual sense, welllllllllll.
>Each kind of meter responds differently to the wave shape of the applied
>current. And, driving a gap, the current is NOT sinusoidal. For a simple
>fixed gap, the current will be zero until the secondary makes sparkover
>voltage, then go up FAST.
Thats Ambiguous. Better:
>And, driving a gap, the current is NOT sinusoidal. For a simple fixed gap,
>the current will be zero until the secondary OF THE POWER TRANSMORMER makes
>sparkover voltage, then go up FAST.