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Topic: toastmaster dimmer (been archivin' to no avail).. (4 msgs / 71 lines)
1) From: Tom Bellerue
Hi all,
To slow my roast, I got a 1000W dimmer to allow separate control of the main
heater coil on a toastmaster. Where to wire it in in my question, so far
I've only been able to dim the heater and fan together, not just the heater,
then another attempt fried the motor. I have searched this list's archives,
coffeegeek and alt to no avail, same with the linked pages off maria's. What
I've found has been in the area (like separating both coils from fan and
adding a transformer for motor), but not just this simple mod. Here's the P2
schematic:http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/8104/heatersection.pdf).The toastmaster has the same setup but locations, colors vary a bit. If you">http://tinylink.com/?yCpo3t8mMxhttp://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/8104/heatersection.pdf).The toastmaster has the same setup but locations, colors vary a bit. If you
indicate what to do from this schematic I can translate for my poppa. My
current guess is the white wire can be cut, hooked to power wires on dimmer
(earth wire on dimmer going nowhere, just covered up). This is based on a
post on this list, but I don't understand circuits, it looks like I'm
getting inline with the motor/diode.
I extend to you all my warmest thanks and a full disclaimer :)
tom:)

2) From: jason molinari
i use my modded popper with the small coil still on
it, and i use it as a cooler, shut off the main
heater..and let it run for about 2 minutes..and the
beans are down to about 130-150...
jason
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3) From: Tom Bellerue
Hey, I did it! A 16 minute roast on the toastmaster. I just did what Felix
Dial had posted, cut the white wire and put it on the switch, took the
terminals that had been on the switch (the black wire) and connected them. I
thought using the dimmer might make for resistance, so I just used the
switch. With my multimeter and tc in there it was easy to slow the temp
rise. Cooool!
tom:)

4) From: Felix Dial
On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 22:22:03 -1000, Tom Bellerue  wrote:
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Glad it worked. Since you have the 1000W , you might want to consider
using it instead of the toastmaster switch. It's alot easier to slide
the dimmer  than it is to repeatedly toggle a switch.
Happy Roasting,
   Felix


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