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Re: Variac buy ?
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- Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 16:29:26 -0600
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Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I went and looked at your ??variac?? and that thing looks like something
out of Star Trek!!! What a behemoth. What in god's name do you do with that
thing! My wife wouldn't let me get something like that anywhere near "her"
garage. I showed her some pics of some nice 6' and 7' sparks and she went
into hysterics. She said there is no way I'm doing anything like that!
Then, she asked me how to post a notice on the TCML telling you guys I'm
fried, I mean deceased. I tried to tell her that my plans are for something
"completely different." I never should have showed her those pics. I should
have showed her some pics of some flyback transformers!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: Variac buy ?
> Original poster: Yurtle Turtle <yurtle_t@xxxxxxxxx>
> I have one of these:
> If memory serves, I paid $100 for mine. I paid more
> for shipping than for for the item!
> It's a GE VoltPac. Given all the taps, you could
> easily put in 120 or 240 and get anything up to 540
> out. You gotta watch the current if you do this
> though. There are charts for this. Each unit is
> actually a little smaller than a 1256, though the
> whole thing weighs a ton. It has a nice big dc motor
> actuator on top.
> --- Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Original poster: "david baehr" <dfb25@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Hi, Thanks for the info,..could they still be used
> > with 240v input ?? , my
> > 240v Gen Rad will also work on 120v, ,......arnt the
> > 1256 s rated at 28
> > amps ?? Thanks,dave ...I may pass on this deal
> > >From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > >To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> > >Subject: Re: Variac buy ?
> > >Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 12:14:08 -0600
> > >
> > >Original poster: "David Rieben"
> > <drieben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >
> > >David B., all,
> > >
> > >These are nice variacs, to say the least, but they
> > are NOT
> > >1256D Powerstats, which are rated at 240/280 volts