"Jos Bergervoet" wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
On 11/25/2012 2:00 PM, Lord Androcles, Zeroth Earl of Medway wrote: > "Jos Bergervoet" wrote in message >> ... >>>> I installed a triac dimmer rated for motor loads and this works well. I >>>> can set a lower voltage limit so that it won't stall. An exhaust fan >>>> over the stove is similar. I expect that the R/X ratio of the motor is >>>> such that the peak torque is near standstill. >>> >>> Triacs should only be used when the load is resistive. >> >> Enlighten us, O great Lord, why is this? What is >> wrong with using a triac with an inductive load? > > You really don't know?
More than that, I know there actually *isn't* anything wrong with it.
> Attach a couple of hand-held electrodes across the > capacitor/solenoid in this buzzer circuit powered
No, I will not. Why would I even be interested in a device that breaks the current in a circuit? A triac never does that! I only switches on in an active way. The current stops by its own alternating behavior. Nothing that happens in the buzzer when it breaks the contact has anything to do with a triac.
> with a 9 Volt battery.
A 9 volt battery also has nothing to do with a triac.
-- Jos ============================================== Obviously you know all about reactive circuits and would happily control a fluorescent light and its choke with a dimmer switch. I leave you to carry on and wish you every success. Good luck.