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Subject: Re: High voltage, high speed switch

Date: 04/12/03 at 11:38 PM
Posted by: Russ Kincaid
E-mail: russlk@netzero.com
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In Reply to: High voltage, high speed switch posted by ramesh on 04/11/03 at 5:14 PM:

Victoreen used to make spark gaps that had a predictable breakdown voltage, but they seem to be out of business. I heard that Ohmite bought them.

Another possibility is Xenon lamp which can be triggered. The lamp usually is used to discharge a capacitor with 100s of amps, so I don't know how it works at low current. Most lamps operate at a few thousand volts, you most likely would have to have one special made for 10kv. I bought some once but don't remember the manufacturer, perhaps EG&G. Radio Shack sells one for $3.49, you might buy it and see what it does.

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