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#1 ak47slim

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:45 AM

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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Posted 28 September 2011 - 01:22 AM

: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 ?

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:30 AM

: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

Edited by ak47slim, 28 September 2011 - 11:38 AM.


#4 SexiSarh

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:04 PM

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

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 04:30 PM

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 ?


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:05 PM

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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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:09 PM

800x1024 :wink:

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:28 PM

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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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:52 PM

Tidy, good work :) :yep:

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:08 PM

?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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#11 ak47slim

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:11 PM

?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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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:43 PM

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

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:27 PM

this is the way i see it

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 01:12 AM

this is the way i see it

basic 2A variac wiring.jpg

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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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:09 PM

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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