Re: Tab's coil - variac (fwd)

Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: Tesla List <mod1-at-pupman-dot-com>
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> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 10:46:41 +0100
> From: MalikAT <MalikAT-at-holycross.ac.uk>
> To: Post <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Subject: Tab's coil -  variac
> Hi all, its Tab,
> I am having trouble finding a variac for my coil so i was wandering if i
> could use a light dimmer on the input side to my transfomer. it is rated at
> (the tranformer on the input side) 240V   2.8Amps.
> also are there any UK coilers that have a siutable variac they can sell.
> Thanks all,
> Tab

Tab ....

the lite dimmer idea is sorta okay IF your primary supply is rated for
240 V -at- less than 2.8 amps...   if it draws more than that you will fry
the dimmer ...

heres an idea ...  any local colleges around ? check the chemistry dept
or the electronic dept for out dated equipment let them know you are "
doing some work" on resonant transformers and that a variac "would
greatly increase " your opportunities to proceed with your endevours.   
this has potential ...... 

Scot D