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Battel Engineering, Inc.
10020 North 58th Street
Scottsdale, AZ  85253
office: (480) 991-9747
fax: (480) 991-9748
email: bateng@earthlink.net

94. 2000 Watt Tether Load

Simulation of the tether load over a wide range of parametric conditions is essential to understanding the system characteristics. A simple tether load was developed using strings of light bulbs configured to operate in parallel at voltages up 1000 volts (9 bulbs in series). All of the available refrigerator bulbs in Phoenix were procured from local stores for the application creating a local shortage more than 3 weeks. The lead technician in the foreground assisted with both engineering and manufacture of the load.

 

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