Interesting discussion. Does anyone know the best location in the system to place the voltage regulator, i.e., between the AC outlet and the timer vs between the timer and lamphouse? Does it really matter? I bought a used Sola with the proper KVA rating ($80) years ago and plugged it directly into the AC outlet, and it didn't last long before crapping out. Don't know if it was running continuously (no noise ever) and used it up, or if it was well used and ready to quit anyway. I've been using a Time-O-Lite timer at that time and still do, but since building/installing an LED lamphouse for my 5x7 Omega I'm planning to use an electronic GraLab timer w/ footswitch (currently used for other purposes) for greater accuracy.
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