Re: HV Resistors

> In my never ending quest for components, I have come across some 
> resistors.  These resistors were originally in a 30 KV DC power 
>  They are 40 Megaohms( or was it 400) in value.  They were about 
1/2" in 
> diameter by 8" long.  I regret I didn't get them when I found them.  Can 
> anyone think of a purpose that we might use these for?

They could have been used as part of a voltage divider circuit to 
monitor the high voltage.  I have some large resistors from an old xray 
generator that were used for that purpose.

Steven Roys (sroys-at-radiology.ab.umd.edu)