[volt-nuts] Resistance Standard Oil - Plain Mineral Oil?

J. Forster jfor at quikus.com
Fri Nov 25 19:22:33 UTC 2011

Failing finding the right stuff, try an simple experiment:

Get a bottle of the stuff (laxative aisle of your local drug store) and
pour it into a very clean jar and take a couple of long SS screws as
electrodes and see if you can measure any leakage resistance.

Maybe not a volt-nut approach, but workable but certainly good enough for
a 10 Ohm standard.




> I have looked back over the archives about this and have found some
> information but I am not really clear on whether or not local grocery or
> drug store mineral oil is acceptable for my Leeds & Northrup 10 ohm
> standard
> resistor.
> I emailed Ohm-Labs (that I think maybe acquired Leeds & Northrup?) and
> they
> suggested Drakeol 7 or Blandol.  However, I can't find a source for it.
> They suggested Fisher Scientific or VWR but I can't find either brand
> listed
> on their websites.  They do list 'light mineral oil'.
> Any information or suggestions appreciated.
> Joe
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