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Subject: Re: Any ideas on measuring radiation in the home ?
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Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 05:36:06 GMT
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Organization: AT&T Worldnet
The responses so far :
* >the current
>limiting of the magnetron is controlled by a honking big capacitor that is
>always connected to the AC line.
large power line cap discharge could be causing a spark and therefore the
* some said the transformer/magnetron is energized when off; some said
transformer is not energized : therefore this is inconclusive (also one
person needs consultation money)
*> It's a bigger task than you may think!
---> you have a point there !
*>When my oven is OFF, no display, etc., but still plugged in, I find the
>filter is still in circuit. When the plug is removed, a small spark is
>produced. I suspect this is the *radiation* referred to.
*>The microwave tube gets only activated
>with some relays or triac, which switches on the power transformer.
>When you unplug the mains, the low voltage supply gets cut and this is the
>only possibility to emit radiation, which is not dangerous.
*>There is also the possibility that other equip connected to the mains is
>producing spikes - sometimes of thousands of volts.
*>As others have already
>mentioned, having the microwave turned off is irrelevant -- it still has
>an energized transformer, and it will still produce an indictive spike
Any ideas on measuring general radiation levels ?
< I am doing this for general benefit of all (including myself); so the paid
consulting option is ruled out - that's a cheap shot; also, any negative
advice and put-downs are filtered out by a low-pass filter >
"News2020" wrote in message
> I just noticed that even unplugging an microwave oven while not in use
> releases a burst of radiation (even at 2 feet away with the oven closed).
used a small led detector.>
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