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Old 27th January 2013, 07:51 AM   #11
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Default Rewire House vs. $139 AC Sequencer

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Geee all that effort and expense .. for naught.

OR fit an uprated Mains breaker, or even upgrade the Wires to the single /circuit plug you use.. for All 5 of the contraptions
Oh Yeah, rewiring a Rented, cement house, is Way cheaper than buying a $139 AC Sequencer.

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Old 27th January 2013, 08:51 AM   #12
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Why don't you try the approach I mentioned in post #2

20 amp breaker, 230 volt mains. Try something like a 10 to 33 ohm 50 or 100 watt resistor. Like these. No heatsink needed.

HSC10010RJ - TE CONNECTIVITY / CGS - RESISTOR, WW 100W 5% 10R | CPC

You then have a relay to short the resistor out after a few tenths of milliseconds. That can be one simple 555 timer type circuit and one tiny tiny transformer to power it. Put it all in a box in series with the mains feed to the amps.
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