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Re: Variac for my TC

Original poster: "Matt Whitman by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <teslacoiler-at-hotmail-dot-com>

Hi Dan,

I hate to buy variacs at retail price they are too expensive for me. So what
I have done is go to local scrap yards and look in old equipment. Just this
weekend I went to a local yard and found two motorized variac stacks, each
stack has three twenty amp variacs, got both for $25. Also Ham shows are a
good source of them. I love analog meters, although they are hard to find in
the ratings I want, I always try to include them in control boxes. Hope this
helps, good luck in the search.

Matt Whitman

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Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 9:29 PM
Subject: Variac for my TC

> 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.
> Dan
> Ft. Lauderdale