# Coffee Bean Roaster Help

#### james211

Joined May 29, 2012
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1200 Watts

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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Then I would look for one of the power tool controllers if you want to adapt an off the shelf type controller, these are usually rated for around 15amps.
They can be had for $15.00 to$40.00 range.
Alot cheaper if you roll your own.
Max.

#### james211

Joined May 29, 2012
273
So I think I may have run into an issue, correct me if I'm wrong. I hooked everything up and was checking everything with my meter to make sure there were no shorts, and of course there is. I traced it back to the transformer. When I put the meter to the two primary leads, the buzzer goes off. Does that mean the transformer is bad? Or am I doing something wrong that I'm unaware of?

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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Whats the Buzzer, test instrument? The resistance of a transformer primary is very low resistance if this is what you are measuring?
Max.

#### james211

Joined May 29, 2012
273
Continuity, I was testing for shorts.

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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A primary could look like a semi-short circuit to this kind of tester, depending on what the meter internal range is designed for?
Max.