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  • Steve Spence
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    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 5 8:02 PM
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      > Steve Spence
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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
      > your
      > > 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
      > the
      > > currents I noted and that doesn't cost the earth. That's a hard call.
      A
      > > diode has the advantage of simplicity and cheapness. You could try an
      > > FB5006 600V/50A rectifier diode, but as supplies vary considerably
      around
      > > 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
      to
      > > wire it all up is in the new book that John Stone and I have written and
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      > >
      > > All the best,
      > > Mike
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