What if mighty12's load was 260 watts @120volts and wanted to reduce the voltage to 111volts ac?What Bill said...and it will last as long as any other transformer.
"an adjustable ssr" (dimmer?), is OK for some resistive load applications such as lights and heaters, but not a good choice for inductive loads like induction motors.
mighty12, what's your load?
Ah, seems people have different ways of answering this question. To me, if one asks me what the load is - that implies what the electrical load specifications are - which I've answered. Maybe you want to know what device the 120volts is traveling into? If that is the case then all it is, is a slow cooker.Lin0,
What's your load? Is it a secret?
What you said in your first post is key to a good solution. Triacs are not recommended for [some] electronic devices like motors, but work OK for resistive devices Since you never said your load is a slow cooker, which is a resistive heater, we could not give you a totally knowledgeable answer. Just speculation. A triac dimmer with the proper voltage (>240VAC) and current/wattage rating should work fine.
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