FS: General Radio 5A Bench Variac

Michael Crestohl mc at SOVER.NET
Tue May 30 20:57:35 EDT 2000

Hi Gang:

I picked up a new General Radio 5A Variac with a meter at a recent
hamfest.  My old faithful Variac without the meter is now surplus to my
needs and so I can offer it up for sale.

This is an essential item for Boatanchor work as it allows you to slowly
bring a piece of equipment up to operating voltage which is useful if this
equipment has  not had power applied for some time.  The theory is to
slowly allow the filter capacitors to "reform" rather than apply full
voltage to them instantly upon power up.  The 5 Amp model is sufficient for
most BA applications and covers from 0 to 140 Volts AC as applied to the
power supply transformer primary.  It is not too large and is
self-contained in a metal case.  The model number is W5MT.

General Radio is well known for the high quality design and construction of
their laboratory-grade equipment.

I am asking $65.00 plus shipping for this nice item.  If interested please
reply by e-mail.


Michael Crestohl
mc at sover.net

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