[Homeroast] variable transformers

Michael Mccandless mcsparky6670 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 22:03:20 CST 2012


Hello Peter,

I've seen a few of these but this one caught my eye:
Controller<http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/~mdmint/coffee/fancontrolproto.htm>
Simple but looks to be effective.

Mike Mc

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 2:59 PM, peter zulkowski <peterz5743 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> Recently I read on this list that someone was using slide dimmers ?? for
> voltage control. I want to manually control a split wired popcorn popper so
> I need something that will handle the 1400 watts it uses.
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I need and where I can get it
> cheaply?  Is it possible to use a lamp dimmer and have it control circuitry
> that will do the job? Do light dimmers handle this much alone?
> If I had a schematic I bet I could build something that would not be as
> heavy as a Variac.
>
> Thank you very much for your consideration,
>
> Peter Z
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