Posted by clare on March 24, 2009, 8:06 pm
On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 19:25:16 +0000, Tim Jackson
Beinf you are at 230 volts things will be a bit different than with
Posted by harry on March 26, 2009, 8:30 pm
The switch illuminators ARE available in the UK. Just wired across
the swich contacts. Or across the strappers if it's two way. I have
several in my house, they are just a flat perspex plate, fit under
Posted by clare on March 24, 2009, 8:05 pm
On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:58:14 GMT, "vaughn"
Less tha 2.5ma AVERAGE - but 2.5 peak
Posted by daestrom on March 24, 2009, 11:25 pm
Neon bulbs are constant voltage devices. They take about 60-90 volts to
'fire' the gas. They *always* have a resistor in series with them to limit
the current. For your NE2 bulb, it 'fires' at 70 V and maintains about 60
V. It has a current limiting resistor embedded in it to limit the current
to the rated 0.3 mA. At 120V, that 0.3 mA is only 0.036 Watt
At 0.3 mA, you probably never will 'feel it'.
Posted by Bob F on April 2, 2009, 7:43 pm
That's different than "Stick one prod in the live side of a plug and touch the
other lead, and touch ground with the other hand".