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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 11:03 pm   #1
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Default Limit desk fan

I got this fan a couple weeks ago at a radio rally . Sold as non working.The seller had said itís not safe to use as it had all sticky goo coming out the motor. Infact all it is the gromet turning to goo .
The fan works fine and Iím going to put a nice new 3 core cotton flex on it.
Now the problem it doesnít work on the low speed. It has a coil to drop the voltage and itís open circuit.
It runs nicely at 150 volts on my variac so Iím looking for some help on options to lower the voltage.there must be a more modern way of reducing the voltage.
I could put a dimmer switch in line but Iím sure some of you good people will come up with a better option. The fan is 90w load.
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