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ak47slim

my 2 amp Variac

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So the Variac is now built and ready to be used at some point in time when i don't know but all i can say for now is it was fun to make easy to. the hard part was getting all the bits to make it :headpain:

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see, told you it was easy :P

& what do you mean to be used at some point, get it plugged in & hear the difference :yep:

any chance of a part & price list ?

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:clapping:

see, told you it was easy :P

& what do you mean to be used at some point, get it plugged in & hear the difference :yep:

any chance of a part & price list ?

I can't get my grow on yet as I'm meant to have some one coming to check my place out. I should phone them and get it bucked in really

Price list / parts

2 Amp Variac, Open Type £36.06 + VAT £7.01 = £42.07

JUNCTION BOX IP56 240 x 190 x 160 £8

6 MTR of 3 core cable £2

Nylon Cable Glands x 2 £1.10

Nylon Bolts £1.98

Crimp connectors £3

So all in the price for my 2 amp Variac is £58.15

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You'll want it hooked to a thermostat next! ;-) well done mate.

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just realised you wired your fan directly to the variac ?

if you can add a single/twin trailing socket to the variac instead of wiring the fan direct,

you'd protect the fan with the plug fuse if there was ever an electric surge,

plus, it makes it a bit easier to move them about seperately & set things up.

almost forgot, AK, any chance you can add bigger pics ?

atb JH

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just realised you wired your fan directly to the variac ?

almost forgot, AK, any chance you can add bigger pics ?

atb JH

Hi m8 yep I have a plug at the end and whats the best size to resize to thanks

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800x1024 :wink:

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Pic's best size i can do as I'm on a mac hard to find stuff to resize with lol

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?wot have you put to the d terminal, think you need to re check your wiring. E A C only used on your variac i think, D should be on C

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?wot have you put to the d terminal, think you need to re check your wiring.

Hi the D is from the plug I believe m8 and no I believe I have wired it up wright but thanks

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For resizing pics on a mac, you can use preview, which comes wth the OS

Bill

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this is the way i see it

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this is the way i see it

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yep that be the way m8 :guitar:

Ricko I believe on D its 0-240valt's and on C it would be 0-270valt's

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Tidy, good work :):yep:

+1 :yep:

I'm gonna be building myself one of these when i can. Far better than one of the stepping types since you have full control over the power. A lot more reward for your money and effort. Nice one :yep:

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