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Re: Variacs Wanted
Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-twfpowerelectronics-dot-com>
The China variacs are "cheap" and check them all out if you get
one.... But they really do "work"... No match for the 100+ year life of
the expensive American ones. But they will run a coil just fine. Check
Ebay first since really nice variacs go there for very good
prices!!! That's where I get mine....
At 03:48 PM 6/14/2004, you wrote:
>Yes, the one I bought (from the canadian outfit) had the wiring of the
>power cord (input) reversed such that the circuit breaker was in the neutral
>path. When the variac was set to 0 volts out, the output plug had both the
>neutral and hot at 120 Vac. A short from one of the outputs to safety
>ground (with the output knob at zero) resulted in an unprotected current
>path. If you buy one, check the wiring and fix it. Otherwise it is an OK
>unit. Some of the workmanship is shoddy, but if you are willing to redo it,
>the unit will be fine. The basic core and winding is fine.
> > Original poster: "S&JY" <youngsters-at-konnections-dot-net>
> > Does anyone have one or two 120V 60 Hz 20A variacs they want to sell?
> > Does anyone have any experience with the recently made available new 120V
> > 20A Chinese variacs that are for sale on Ebay and other places? They sell
> > for $100 - $110 which is not a bad price if they are any good.
> > Thanks,
> > --Steve Young