[AMRadio] Auto transformer to reduce line volts

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 15:14:07 EST 2015

I can't comment on gas tube lamps because they take a h.v. transformer
to fire them, but watts is watts so if your transformer is rated for
1800 watts then that's 1.8 KVA and you should be able to use it with
loads that draw that much power or less.


On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 1:31 PM, CL in NC via AMRadio
<amradio at mailman.qth.net> wrote:
> I know some folks use and auto xfmr to lower their line to the older gear.  Do you split the difference between what
> the transformer gives when in receive and what it loads down to while transmitting?  My only auto transformer I use on the
> bench, but in my catch all loft, I found an 1800 watt Luxtrol incandescent lamp controller that will also do up to  50 40 watt florescent lamps too.
> At first I thought it was a big rheostat, but is actually an auto transformer.  It does say 1800 watts of  regular bulbs, but since it
> also handles florescents, how do you think it would work feeding ham gear, if at all?

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