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Voltage rating for a breadboard

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Tom Sanders, Feb 12, 2004.

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  1. Tom Sanders

    Tom Sanders Guest

    Hello,

    I am looking into acquiring a breadboard for a project that requires
    the use
    of high voltages upto 500V. I could not find a voltage rating on a
    breadboard.
    A store owner that I spoke to mentioned that he had once heard of a
    voltage rating of 300V. I looked at a breadboard on digikey.com and
    they did not have a voltage rating either.

    Do breadboards typically have voltage ratings? Is it safe to use upto
    500V dc
    with a breadboard over a long period of time?

    I am new to this board and would welcome any advice.
     
  2. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    they will handle 500Vs.
    its the spacing that is the problem.
    i use them all the time for first time
    testing .
     
  3. w_tom

    w_tom Guest

    500 volts requires something in the 0.01 inch range to arc in
    air. However, if 500 volt circuits are on a breadboard, then
    minimum standard separation is 0.1 inches. Only from memory,
    materials used in boards is not so important until we get into
    the thousands of volt range.
     
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