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Topic: 20 Amp Variac source >was Re: Caffe' Rosto profiling >was Re: +Puerto Rican Yauco Selecto City Roast (32 lines)
1) From: Mike McGinness
From: "EskWIRED" 
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I got my from www.web-tronics.com for $109.95 plus s/h ($125.21 total my
shipping.) Price includes a free DMM if you put in the promo code XYZZY .
It's the same 20amp make/model that another 'greens' site sells for $125
plus s/h, same greens site that sells the 5amp model over-fused with a 15amp
fuse... :-(  Extremely bad idea. Their website says "...I decided to make
the smaller Variac available to everyone. We include two 15 amp fuses in the
box, which you will have to put in when you get it (keep the spare just in
case). Please remember: turning up the voltage past 120v to get a quicker,
hotter roast may void the warranty on your roaster.
If you're willing to take a calculated risk and save some money, this is the
unit for you. Whether or not your a risk-taker, if you are serious about
roasting, a Variac (590 or 2090) will make you happy about roasting again!"
Note the 'calculated risk' part. Their reviews also mentioned the 'only'
problem with the over fused 5amp model they encountered during heavy testing
was the plug receptacle on the variac melting. ONLY PROBLEM! Liability
issues...? This site seems to be saying to me please please sue me when my
house burns down. I want you to use products beyond their designed safety
spec's. Please, just to save a few bucks. My insurance can handle it!
Enough ranting...:-)
MM;-)
Home Ju-Ju Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA
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