An exploder approved for firing six shots simultaneously in British coal mines. It contains a 67-1/2-V high-tension dry battery, used to charge a 150-mu F condenser, which in turn is discharged through the shotfiring circuit by a firing key. The test circuit and an ohmmeter are incorporated in the exploder, thc ohmmeter pointer moving over a scale to indicate whether or not the external circuit is in order. A pushbutton disconnects the test circuit from the external circuit and makes connection with the firing circuit. See also: blasting machine
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms












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