I figured out that it took around 75 volts to light up a neon bulb I had. I want to make a high-voltage meter with a few bulbs specifying certain amount of volts. So as a first test, I just hooked up two 22 mega ohm resistors in series to create a random voltage divider. The divider burned up and the resistors got damaged. How can I create a divider to display different voltages for different neon bulbs and how can I prevent high-ohm resistor damage?
The high-voltage power source that I supplied was a ZVS flyback driver with a 12 volt battery and I estimate the voltage of about 2K.