Power supply any thoughts?

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Anyone seen this item would it be worth trying?
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I've never seen that. What is the voltage output ?
 

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Anyone seen this item would it be worth trying?
Jim
Probably not. May be O.K. for analogue if you add a rectifier and only use the lower 10% of the dial, you don't want 240V on the rails! You could add a 10 to one transformer but IMHO you'd be better getting a conventional model railway controller.
 

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What would you use it for in a model railway context? It outputs variable AC up to full mains voltage. It's no use as a track power controller. I can't think where I'd ever need something like that.
 

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It you set the dial incorrectly the outcome could be shocking.

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Would it work for a mains driven soldering iron for lower heat soldering like for white metal?
 

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Would it work for a mains driven soldering iron for lower heat soldering like for white metal?
Yep, it will work well for resistive loads. Just bear in mind no temperature regulation will happen, so it will probably just take longer to warm up to a similar temperature.
 

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Buy a temperature controlled iron, and some spare bits. - Keep some bits specifically for white metal.

Easier in the long run, and a lot more precise.

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