In Reply to: Homemade Variovac posted by email@example.com on April 4, 2017 at 08:49:09:
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
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Topic - Homemade Variovac - firstname.lastname@example.org 08:49:09 04/04/17 (10)
- RE: Homemade Variovac - fredtr 13:11:08 04/04/17 (0)
- RE: Homemade Variovac - 6bq5 12:15:39 04/04/17 (1)
- "looks to have a very limited current capacity (based on size)" - 1973shovel 14:28:49 04/04/17 (0)
- RE: Homemade Variovac - Uncle Mike 11:34:36 04/04/17 (0)
- RE: Homemade Variovac - SpotcheckBilly12345 11:15:15 04/04/17 (0)
- RE: Homemade Variovac - M3 lover 10:34:57 04/04/17 (2)
- The device you're describing - 1973shovel 15:00:16 04/04/17 (1)
- RE: The device you're describing - email@example.com 08:29:19 04/05/17 (0)
- Here's photo and link - FenderLover 09:06:44 04/04/17 (1)
- Thank you, FL (nt) - 1973shovel 14:29:40 04/04/17 (0)