[time-nuts] Tek high voltage probes

gary lists at lazygranch.com
Thu Sep 22 19:10:27 UTC 2011

Just a FYI, some claim Ronsonol butane isn't very pure as compared to 
other brands. Some lighter manufacturers suggest not to use it in their 
devices. I have no idea what trace substances they object to.

Reality? Who knows. Seems most butane comes out of Korea and could 
simply be repackaged/branded.

Hopefully there are few smokers on the list, and if you do, don't smoke 
near your instruments. I only use a lighter for camping. You guys in the 
UK have the best: Turboflame. I've repaired (soldered) antennas in the 
field with a turboflame.
> http://www.turboflame.co.uk/
Try lighting an Esbit square with a regular lighter versus a turbo.

On 9/22/2011 10:34 AM, NeonJohn wrote:
> On 09/21/2011 04:57 AM, David C. Partridge wrote:

> I use several of the Tek probes in my work (and of course am too cheap
> to buy the newer solid dielectric ones).  When my freon ran out, I
> searched around for a replacement fluid and found ordinary butane
> straight from the Ronsonol can to be equal to or maybe even better than
> the original freon.

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