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Subject: Re: Higher loads on triac light dimmer ???
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Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 20:29:15 GMT
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Thank you for redefining a new depth to the word JERK!
wrote in message
> In article , Kevin
> >In article ,
> > "CS" wrote:
> >>Hi, I'm moving a coffee machine from the USA 110V to Australia 220V
> >>has a heating element rated at 1300W.
> >>Rather than using a bulky & expensive step down transformer, I would
> >>to use a standard thyristor light dimmer to control the heating element
> >>since it is just a resistive load, but every light dimmer I've seen is
> >>limited to about 600W.
> >>Is it possible to modify something to get this to work, like add a
> >>to the 600W light dimmer ??
> >A dimmer works by chopping up the AC wave. Choping up 220VAC and
> >feeding it into your coffee maker's 9.3 Ohm (1300W / 110V) load would
> >create terrible line noise. 220VAC peaks at 311V. 311V into 9.3 Ohms
> >is 33.4 Amps! It could fry electronics and heat up your house's
> >electrical wiring.
> >Get a new coffee maker.
> I can't believe someone suggested using a light dimmer. Obviously not
> the *slightest* clue isn't enough to keep "CS" from posting his brand of
> advice. Perhaps someday "CS" will burn his own house down to the ground
> that'll end his helpfull non-advice.
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