Re: sequencing variacs, pfc caps,and inductors...
> Original Poster: Bunnykiller <bigfoo39-at-idt-dot-net>
> Hi all...
> I went nuts on E-Bay and bought up all the big Variacs today ...
> ended up with a huge 240V 28 amp unit , a dual 120v 25amp tandem, a
> suprize box with an unknown ( the writing on the box said 30 amp) 120v
> unit and i still have a bid on a 120V 20 amp unit
> through experimentation i have found that using pfc's drop the amperage
> before the caps and the amps go back to a higher value after the caps
> im thinking the obvious thing to do is place the Variac in line first
> then the pfc cap but... since i need current limiting for the pig do
> i place the inductors after the caps or before them ?
> so which is the best way ??
> 220V --> variac--> caps --> inductors --> pig ? or
> 220V --> variac--> inductors --> caps --> pig ?
For my money, go for soln #1.