From: "Anthony Q. Bachler"
Subject: Re: So how DO you find the burned out bulb?
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Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2002 22:00:39 GMT
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In general it will prefer to go through air. Air has a significantly lower
resistance once ionized than the insultaion. Like I said though, if there
are alot of bulbs it will either go throught ehair between the prongs, or
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"Keith R. Williams" wrote in message
> In article ,
> email@example.com says...
> > Simplest method - divide and conquer. Pull the middle bulb, chekc for
> > voltage. If present, move half way between the middle and the end, if
> > present move towewars d the beginning. repeat as necessary.
> > Fancy method - find the signal to wave ratio of a known frequency and
> > calulate the effective antenna length. It should put you right at the
> > bulb.
> A Time Domain Reflectometer would be simpler, as long as we're
> going "fancy". I've seen underground cable faults found with
> TDRs. I've used them to find faults in coax and phone lines.
> > Simple gotta-buy-something method - buy a stun gun, hook the prods to
> > cord and zap it. The arc will be present in the bad bulb/bulbs. This
> > unless you have somethign like 8 or more bad bulbs.
> ...or it breaches the insulation.