[Boatanchors] Are 400 Hz variac's good for anything but a real 'boat anchor'

Robert Groh rgroh at swbell.net
Sat Jul 16 23:58:35 EDT 2011

Some wise guy at a hamfest today left me a 120 V, 10A, 400 Hz variac as a 
'present'.  I know darned well you can't pull much amperage out of them due to 
the small core saturating but can you pull much of anything in amps? I'm 
inclined to just yank off the knob and dial scale and pitch the rest.

By the way, if anyone wants this for the cost of shipping, they can have it.


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