[Homeroast] Variac question

Michael Mccandless mcsparky6670 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 18:49:08 CDT 2011

The key is uniformity.
Line V can change @ different times of day.
Variac rating should exceed the device rating.


On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 3:52 PM, Dennis Guyer <adg22 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> My normal line voltage is 117.5.  I am wondering if using a Variac would be
> of help.  The only one I have found in my price range is at Fry's and it
> will handle 1000 watts.  I see the Behmor is rated at 1650 watts.  If this
> will not handle the power, what are others using?  When I am roasting my
> line voltage drops to around 114 to 114.5 most of the time.  On some good
> days it will hit 15 to 15.5.  Any suggestions?  Is it worth it to use the
> Variac or will it make little difference?
> Thanks for any input,
> Dennis G
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