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Re: Variac for my TC

Original poster: "Mark W. Stolz by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <mark_w_stolz-at-hotmail-dot-com>


That's WAY too much for a 10amp Variac.  I just paid about half that for a 
used 30 amp on eBay.  The only difference between the used and a new one is 
some dirt. ;-)  I would suggest you take a look at what's available used and 
use the money you save on other TC parts, like caps. :-)

Mark Stolz
Houston, TX

>Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" 
>Hi folks,
>It was recommended to me to use a variac at least for the first fire up.
>I've decided I would like to own one instead of borrowing one from work.
>Do any of you have any suggestions on obtaining one? I've found a supplier
>in the midwest that can sell me a 0-140vac/10A panel mounted variac for
>$110 new. I was thinking about a panel mounted one so I can put it in a
>cool old-looking case with a nice large analog meter, switch, fuse holder
>and whatever else "sparks" my fancy. Oh geez I've been hanging with you
>guys too long already 8>) , seriously though, I am quite the antigue
>instrumentation connoisseur. You should see inside my house, with old
>radios, vtvm's etc. There's even an ancient tectronix vac. tube scope (a
>huge thing). So all things Tesla really fit perfectly.
>I appreciate your input greatly.
>Ft. Lauderdale