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Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by RQ, Dec 19, 2004.

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  1. RQ

    RQ Guest

    Is it possible to check a home microwave oven by passing a small florescent
    tube over the seals.

    Thanks and yes I know, a meter wouldn't be that expensive.

  2. SM

    SM Guest

    Sounds simple enough to be a HOMEWORK PROBLEM to me.
  3. If enough microwave energy were leaking to be dangerous, then YES, it
    would definitely glow somewhat.

    It doesn't take much RF to energize a flourescent tube. However, since
    the amount that leaks from a microwave is usually quite small, the tube
    may not light (or you may need to turn out ALL the lights to see it)

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