This is what I harped on in the limiting value of only 8.56ma on this supply in a posting above in this thread. 60k ohms is fine for a linear supply that has some beef in it. Raising the resistor value might do it, but the working dissapation will go up. The voltage drop would be not important, of course at most any value of ballast, but the dissapation would be.
Lets go figure........ assume you will need virtually all of that 8ma in a running fusor situation. Let's talk 7ma for starters on a working fusor. This will run continuously through, let us say, a 150k ballast.
7ma x 150k = 1050 volts across the resistor...No big deal voltage wise. .007 X1050 = 7-10 watts a good safety margin would demand a 25 watt resistor (would just get warm)
a 300k resistor would double that to about 50 watts. Such resistors are still sold. Just be aware that even at 7ma a large working ballast will dissapate.
This is the terror of a fast safety current trip on a modern switcher that is kissing the current limit for fusor operation to start with. This problem is probably just and operational one. Where there is a will there is a way. If I owned one of these supplies I would shunt the current sense resistor with a chunk of 12 gauge wire and be done with it! You would then become the slower acting human meat-engine trip circuit if something goes horribly wrong at the fusor load end. I have no idea how inherently weak or easily damaged the HV electronics would be to a 1 second half amp gas arc short.
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