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previous: Regan Stupid question probably, but is it... -- 4/14/2003 7:41 AM View Thread

Re: variable transformer enclosure

4/15/2003 7:23 AM
Re: variable transformer enclosure
It is OK to house them in a box. I would use a ventilated box if you plan to run much power through it. A nice case can give you room not only for a big satisfying knob, but also a couple meters to monitor output voltage and current. Maybe add an outlet. I had a bypass switch on my old box - so I could use the VAriac for troubleshooting, but once past its need, I could run right off the mains.  
My current Variac has its own housing these days, and the enclosed one stayed at its old shop.

Regan Thanks Enzo,I like the bypass s... -- 4/16/2003 5:37 AM