I've been working on a voltage divider circuit that will hopefully allow me to measure voltages between 0-60 kV DC (80 W) as 0-889 volts DC.
The voltage divider section that is used to measure the voltage is circled in red, the rest of the circuit is included to show the other components in the circuit:
The R2 is rated for 65 kV and 60 W (nominal) while the R1 is rated for 17 W (nominal). The multimeter, of course, is able to handle 1000 V nominal (4 kV peak).
My primary concern is with the power ratings of the resistors. Are the resistor power ratings high enough for the circuit?
Also, how much power would be dissipated by the R1 and R2 resistors?