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Re: Another ballast question

Original poster: "tesla by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <tesla-at-paradise-dot-net.nz>

Not sure on your precise point but I do put a few k Ohms across entire
inductor to absorb energy from collapsing field in ballast during switch off
or when O/P current stops.
Ted L in NZ

> What would the effect be of putting say a 50 or 100 ohm, high wattage
> resistor across the entire ballast winding so that when a tap point
> is chosen that leaves "unused" windings, the voltage developed there
> would have somewhere to go?