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Voltage safety

  1. Jun 27, 2015 #1
    Hello all.

    If I was to create a circuit with a 2 kV power supply, how would I reduce the current so that if I were to accidentally become part of the circuit, I would be in no danger?

    Another question: Does a bleeder resistor help?

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  3. Jun 27, 2015 #2


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    You pretty much can't protect yourself if it has any current capacity worth using. Don't do it. Very dangerous.
  4. Jun 27, 2015 #3


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  5. Jun 28, 2015 #4


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    I'm sorry but we can't give you any safety advice. If you can't answer your own question then you shouldn't be working with electricity by yourself. High voltage electricity is easily capable of killing yourself and someone else and I recommend either abandoning your project, getting formally educated in the subject, or contacting a professional to personally assist you. This thread will remain locked.
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