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RE: Homemade Variovac

I'm not the one to make recommendations on electronics but I'll pass along something I read for a DIY inexpensive voltage drop. Find a short extension cord, something like 6' or so. Separate a short section of the two leads and cut one. Trim the insulation back and wire in a standard light socket. Insert a 30-40 watt bulb. Connect the component to be turned on and the cord to the wall. This will not be variable but will reduce voltage passing to the device. If this is a valid method maybe someone can suggest how long this should be left on before reconnecting the component directly to the wall?

Even buying new parts should cost only a few dollars, not $110.

"The piano ain't got no wrong notes." Thelonious Monk

Edits: 04/04/17

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