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Fasteel Electrically conductive?

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Fasteel Electrically conductive?

Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:12 pm

I just bought this epoxy thats steel reinforced and glues steel together called Fasteel. Here's the link for it http://polymericsystems.com/PDF_Files/FastSteelTDS4019-0302.pdf
My question is I'm trying to find out if its electrically conductive. On the website when you scroll down it says its resistance is 30,000 megaohms which I am sort of guessing that it means its not conductive. Is that correct or is it conductive?
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:16 pm

That means that it tends to blow up... just kidding.

my guess is that that means that you can put as much as 30,000 megaohms throught it before it starts conducting, but i really dont know.

ps- 30,000 megaohms isnt very much at all.
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:20 pm

ok cause im planning on using it for the globe on my van de graff generator just so you know
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:22 pm

well, like i said, its just a guess. why dont you call or e-mail the company just to make sure.
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Unread postAuthor: BillyBobJoe » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:26 pm

30,000 megaohms is not at all conductive. I'm not exactly sure about that datasheet because you need an amount of something to measure resistance (you have to say, 1 inch * 1/4" piece has x amount of ohms). I think all they are trying to say is that it is virtually non-conductive.
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Unread postAuthor: shud_b_rite » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:56 pm

Yea. Not a good choice for use as a globe for a van de graffe. Buy a stainless steel bowl and use that, he he.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:43 am

30,000 megaohms is as conductive as a block of wood, theres easier things to get current to go through :)
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Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:28 am

Yea, I would just go with shud_b_rite's idea and simply get two stainless steel bowls. It will make your life much easier.
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:03 pm

I don't see any reason you couldn't use it, but it's certainly not conductive.
If keeping the halves within a few thousand volts of each other is important, it should be a fairly simple manner of connecting them together with a wire.
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:56 pm

I am using bowls I was just going to use that to glue them together but its ok I solved the problem now thanks for your help guys.
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Unread postAuthor: spudzinger » Thu May 03, 2007 5:48 pm

Yeah, Hi, dont say stupid stuff. 30,000 megaohms is a HELL of a lot of resistance. Mistersteve if you want conductive epoxy it exists in the electronics industry, but is relatively expensive and weak. It is meant for jobs where you cant solder. Spud
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