Homebrew Variacs? (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 18:53:56 -0700
From: Stefan Bishay <stefan00-at-gte-dot-net>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Homebrew Variacs?

Is it possible? I was thinking take a piece of 12" thickwall PVC pipe,
about 6" long, wrap #10 enamel coated wire around it in the standard variac
fashion, and  machine up some kind of rotor/brush assembly. Would this
work? Any special considerations? What kind of current will 10 AWG wire
handle at 240v in that application?

Stefan Bishay - KC7SJC				            
Seattle, WA	                   
ICQ 2141646