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Re: [TCML] Variac
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From: "Lau, Gary"
My NST routinely pulls ~20 Amps from my 15 Amp Variac, and never breaks a
Of course it doesn't run for more than a > minute or so before I stop and
I'm not surprised. A good variac can handle a lot more than that, depending
upon overload and duration.
As a matter of fact, Superior (took over GE Volt-Pac line) variacs publish a
chart which gives the exact rating for such an occurrence, which can be seen
on page three, on curve three, of the following publication:
Mind you, I can't speak to the "quality" of the cheap Chinese variacs
avaiable these days.
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