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  1. Dec 10, 2014 #1
    Obligatory introductory post:
    Currently a student in year 11 (Australian equivalent of high school junior?), interested in becoming an electrical engineer.
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  3. Dec 10, 2014 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Welcome to PF!

    Thats great, what type of electronics are you interested in?
  4. Dec 10, 2014 #3
    At the moment, messing around with high voltages (lasers, tesla coils, lightning globes etc), actually I am in the process of attempting to design a hv psu (at least 30kv output), just had to jump way back to square one because I realised that 1626300 ohms worth of potential divider would probably fail spectacularly at dissipating enough heat to keep itself in one piece (trying to keep output current at 10-20milliamps). Now I'm trying to figure out how to build a diy auto-transformer for it instead.

    Other than that I have a copy of the ARRL handbook and I'm studying for an advanced amateur radio license.
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