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Topic: Heater/control (was Re: Variac purchase) (27 lines)
1) From: Allon Stern
So, I finally dug into the heating elements of the dud iRoast I was  
given, and discovered that one of the heating elements is bad;
There are two nichrome coils, one of them is 900W, the other 480W.   
The dud coil failed due to the crimped on connector disintegrating. I  
may be able to revive it. My first plan is to ignore it and just use  
the 900W element with a PID controller. We'll see how that works out.
Anyway, I did a little digging and foundhttp://www.heatersplus.com/http://www.infraredheaters.com/
Both sites are the same company, but slightly different product focus.
They sell such stuff as nichrome wire, insulators, batting, high temp  
wire, etc. as well as SCR based controls.
Just thought I'd share. Might be fun for the builders/tinkerers..
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allon
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