Talk:Exploding-bridgewire detonator

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This comment was moved by me from the article page to the talk page. The person originally asking this was Ahseaton. --capnez 07:34, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
This potent electrical source must've been something of a challenge in a deliverable bomb, however. Anyone know about it?

This article is heavy on technicalities but doesn't provide a good explanation as to how this device solves the timing issue. --Yath 8 July 2005 20:42 (UTC)

  • They had very large batteries which could only be kept charged for a few hours. Very cumbersome, very problematic, very ad hoc; from what I understand of it. --Fastfission 21:09, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

In the final section: It would be recommended to check the value of the mentioned capacitor, as its energy is at least one order of magnitude too low. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:04, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

someone might add this picture where it applies... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:26, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Use in nuclear weapons[edit]

I think it should read "very low tolerance applications" or "very high precision applications". --Cancun771 (talk) 15:28, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

In engineering, "High tolerance" is a synonym for tighter, more precise tolerance. "Low tolerance" is a synonym for looser, less precise tolerance. The statement is technically correct as written. I can see how it might confuse you, but it's being used properly here. Georgewilliamherbert (talk) 18:12, 5 February 2010 (UTC)