Somewhere (it has been a long time since I saw it), there's a video showing the cheap construction of the Chinese variacs [sic], the inaccuracy of the dial and the readouts, and the need to implement a fix to the shaft because it was slipping. Ever since I saw that video, I decided to keep my distance and stick to the American made heavyweights.
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On June 29, 2020 11:16:41 PM "Ernesto" <ebordon@...> wrote:
On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:38 AM, Jean-Paul wrote:
Serious users should avoid the Chinese copies and opt for a good condition
used made in USA model mentioned above.
Why should serious users avoid the "Chinese copies" ?? Why should "used" be preferable to new? Are variacs like bottles of wine?
I was a serious competent professional for many decades. After I retired, the "serious" went away and I am simply a competent user. And as such, I have found nothing inferior in my "Chinese copied variac'. Nothing that I see could give problems to my grandchildren when they inherit this variac.
When you plug your brand name made in USA variac into a power strip cord, you make sure that this power strip is also a used cord made in USA and not a copied new Chinese power cord?