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From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: Triac controlled holiday lights
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Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 15:51:05 +1100
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"Fred Bloggs" wrote in message
> Phil Allison wrote:
> > "Fred Bloggs" wrote in message
> > news:3DEACF7A.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >>>> One obvious solution would be to put a diode in series with
> >>>> each string of bulbs.
> >>> That will give you about 84V RMS, not the 60 or so you were
> >>> hoping for.
> >> Right- and if he blanks every other cycle then he hits 60Vrms right
> >> on.
> > ** WRONG - that removes half the power - same as using a diode.
> > So the rms voltage is 0.71 times the supply.
> > ................... Phil
> If you ever learn to read
** Hey, if you learned to * write* properly your meaning would be
then it would be obvious I was talking about
> blanking every other cycle of the half cycle rectified, Sherlock.
** Shame you used the incorrect "cycle" and not " half cycle".
Ambiguity is error - Mr Asshole.
Also there will be highly visible flicker with half sine pulses at a 25
or 30 Hz rate.
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