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Re: Variacs Wanted

Original poster: BunnyKiller <bunikllr-at-bellsouth-dot-net> 

I had bought one and found that the interior parts are really not up to 
snuff...    it uses some type of Bakelite form to hold the shaft assembly. 
Very easy to break if dropped. Ask me how I know this....
The wiper is at best minimal for 20 A current draw....    The shaft/rotary 
handle is meekly attached via a set screw...  the knob, once again 
Bakelite, has no metal insert for the set screw... so if you tighten the 
screw a tad bit too much,  crack....   loose knob...

my suggestion...   have a bit of patience and keep searching Ebay for a 
"real" variac    Powerstat    GE   something with a metal frame and real 
metal bushings.....

just my 2 cents worth...

Scot D

Tesla list wrote:

>Original poster: "S&JY" <youngsters-at-konnections-dot-net>
>Does anyone have one or two 120V 60 Hz 20A variacs they want to sell?
>Does anyone have any experience with the recently made available new 120V
>20A Chinese variacs that are for sale on Ebay and other places?  They sell
>for $100 - $110 which is not a bad price if they are any good.
>--Steve Young