Power regulator

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Power regulator

Post by Easydrinker » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:37 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Voltage-Regu ... 2749.l2649

So, more than 18 months ago, someone pasted this link on the old site.
I bought one, it came with fitted foreign plug and socket.
I put it away in a cupboard.

Tonight my fancier, home constructed version threw a wobbly, shortly after switching the still on.
I did spill some juice on it. :lol:
I have the parts to rebuild, but it involves soldering and serious work.

A quick splicing and swapping of cables had this one up and running in five minutes.
Well impressed.
Just switched it off.
It did the job.

I have to endorse this.
I will buy another.

Robert.

Edit, I see Mr Mac has a post currently to something that looks the same, but is cheaper.
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Re: Power regulator

Post by Mash » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:10 am

Yup you can get them with the uk plug on too.
Brilliant
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Re: Power regulator

Post by gaza the instructor » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:27 am

Very sadly have to stick my hand up for that one.
The one thing I would say is cut off that foreigner
and put a UK on.
Mirror-signal-manoeuvre.

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Re: Power regulator

Post by Mash » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:12 pm

:lol: oh no it wasn't!
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Re: Power regulator

Post by EchoSevenNine » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:12 am

I bought one as a spare.

For a tenner you cant go wrong.
Something... something inspiring and Signature related.

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Re: Power regulator

Post by gaza the instructor » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:05 pm

Had mine 2 years and no probs.
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Re: Power regulator

Post by EchoSevenNine » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:33 am

gaza the instructor wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:05 pm
Had mine 2 years and no probs.
What size element do you have wired to it Gaz?
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Re: Power regulator

Post by myles » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:13 am

I am not going to get into the issue of it being a motor speed controller as opposed to a power controller. If it works for you then it is fine.

I just want to mention the issue of flickering lights.
I have used different controllers in the past. I tend to use United Automation encapsulated units. Both Burst Fired (ZVS 16 DV) and Phase Angle (PSR 40) controllers.

My current box has one of each in it. I recently changed my lights to LED panels and I have found that the ZVS makes the lights flicker but the PSR does not. I never noticed it previously when using old type filament bulbs. It is a bit irritating and it probably means that I need to add in a filter at some point.
Burst Fire ZVS16.pdf
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Re: Power regulator

Post by Mash » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:25 am

I have casually ignored the resistive/inductive conversation too. :roll:

And I do think your flickering lights is a complete load of harmonics. :lol:
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Re: Power regulator

Post by gaza the instructor » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:08 pm

Only a T500 so 2ltrs or something like that.
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