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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike" <mike@...>
> To: "ken hawkyard-gibson" <oobruckner@...>
> Cc: "Distillers" <Distillers@onelist.com>
> Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2000 10:38 PM
> Subject: [Distillers] Re: Diode v transformer
> > From: "Mike" <mike@...>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ken hawkyard-gibson <oobruckner@...>
> > To: Mike <mike@...>
> > Date: Sunday, February 06, 2000 4:09 AM
> > Subject: Diode v transformer
> > >Hi Mike, thanks for the info much appreciated. The
> > >immersion heater flange is 21/4 BSP this appears to be
> > >of standard size for hot water tanks in the UK. I
> > >could have an immersion heater made to my spec. but
> > >the cost will be �65 + vat (17%) opposed to �9 inc for
> > >3Kw from a do-it yourself store. The diode sounds
> > >interesting could you explain in a bit more detail ie
> > >type of diode, poss sketch of how to wire it up. What
> > >would happen if I connect a step down transformer ie
> > >240v to 120v, what out put would this give?
> > >many thanks Ken
> > Hi there Ken,
> > A step-down transformer would do the job - 240v to 120v would result in
> > 3000w element giving out only a qharter of its rated power - 750 watt.
> > However, the snag is sourcing a transformer that is both rated to handle
> > currents I noted and that doesn't cost the earth. That's a hard call.
> > diode has the advantage of simplicity and cheapness. You could try an
> > FB5006 600V/50A rectifier diode, but as supplies vary considerably
> > the world the best bet - as I suggested - is to get yourself a Maplin's
> > catalogue or visit your friendly local electrical shop. Diagram of how
> > wire it all up is in the new book that John Stone and I have written and
> > which is coming out in a week or so - I hate advertising (which is why I
> > haven't put in the url), but dammit - we need to earn a buck! Anyway, I
> > described that in my last email!
> > All the best,
> > Mike
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