what is a post-office box and what are its applications?

what is a post-office box and what are its applications?


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Chetan Mandayam Nayakar
312 Points
12 years ago

The Post Office Box was a wheatstone bridge style testing device with pegs and spring arms to close electrical circuits and measure properties of the circuit under test.[1]

The boxes were used in the United Kingdom by engineers from the then General Post Office, who were responsible for UK telecommunications to trace electrical faults.

Post Office Boxes were common pieces of scientific apparatus in the UK A Level public examination Physics syllabus in the 1960s

A typical Post Office Box is in a wooden box with a hinged lid and a metal or bakelite panel showing circuit connections. Coils of wire are wound non-inductively, mounted in the body of the box, and have a negligible temperature co-efficient.

Pairs of ratio arms are each 10, 100, 1000 ohms. Resistance arms contains a number of coils from 1 to 5000 ohms with a plug for infinite resistance.

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