On 11/25/2012 8:17 PM, Lord Androcles, Zeroth Earl of Medway wrote: ... >>> 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. > > Obviously you know all about reactive circuits
Some things are indeed obvious, my dear Earl!
> and would happily control a fluorescent > light and its choke with a dimmer switch.
I would certainly not try it *without* this choke! And "its" choke is becoming a bit of an anachronism, but perhaps not in your circles, my Lord.
> I leave you to carry on and wish you every > success. Good luck. .
You are very generous.. (as the Earls of Medway have always been, from the very first one on!)