Model 152 PSU dummy loads - Re: NeXT Cube - powers on briefly then off again

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Mon Oct 26 14:25:28 CDT 2015

> On Oct 26, 2015, at 2:49 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:
> On 10/26/2015 10:52 AM, Toby Thain wrote:
>> Damn, I already ordered a pile of HVAC gear.
>> j/k - yeah that was what I was basically planning, Ian ... just as a
>> noob, I'm not totally confident with what a single air cooled part
>> can dissipate.
> The talk about dummy loads brought back a memory of the Heath Cantenna--an RF dummy load consisting of a Globar (noninductive) resistor in a gallon paint can filled with mineral oil with an attachment to a SO-239 "UHF" connector on top.  IIRC, it was literally capable of dissipating a full "gallon".
> Kanthal Globar is still very much in business and does offer the resistors, if anyone wants to build such a unit for old times' sake.

For that matter, dummy loads that look just like that are sold currently by MFJ.


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