RE: Light Dimmer to Adjust Spark Gap Fan?
Thought I would post a link to a site where they describe how to modify a
light dimmer to work with neon. I realize a variac is the proper device to
use in our intended application but I thought it might make for interesting
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Subject: Light Dimmer to Adjust Spark Gap Fan?
Original Poster: Adam <psycho-at-tradewind-dot-net>
I've heard that you can't use a light dimmer on a Tesla coil because
they can't handle inductive loads. This makes sense, because that
just be too easy.
What I'm wondering is whether I can use a light dimmer on the fan
cooling my spark gap. I mean, a fan isn't nearly as electrically
complicated as a Tesla coil, and I'm always looking for budget