Re: Variac

Subject:      Re: Variac
      Date:   Sun, 20 Apr 1997 07:33:38 EDT
      From:   wb8jkr-at-juno-dot-com (Mark S Graalman)
        To:   tesla-at-pupman-dot-com

>I`m on my way of finishing a nice 900 watt Tesla coil, I`ve finished the
>cap, the RQ spark gap and cleaning up the neons, Im now looking for a good
>variac, there`s a store in Ohio wich sells surpluss electrical eq., I
>asked if they had any good 10 amp variacs, they returned me a list of the
>variacs they had:
>        For a new 18 amp 0-140v with knob and dial $185
>        For a new 10 amp with dial and plate $130
>        For a new 10 amp without dial and plate $105
>        For a used 10 amp wihtout dial and plate $ 85
>Are these prices fair, should I go for the 18 amp one, or does anyone know
>a cheaper mail-order place where to get this beasties, I know I can get
>them for less at ham festivals but there are none here in MX.
>        Thanks

>        Sincerely
>        Jorge F
      Jorge,  IMHO these prices are too steep, If your talking about
FAIR radio in Lima Ohio, I'm surprised, they used to have 240v 28amp
units for 190.00

                        Mark Graalman