First assembly

A project log for Mains protection box

Work more safely with mains power

Yann Guidon / YGDESYann Guidon / YGDES 05/02/2019 at 21:430 Comments

More woodwork and metal work later, the "rack" is looking more like something that could work !

Elements are still missing but some devices are on their way :-) I'll be able to install a combined voltmeter/ammeter soon.

The big question is how to attach the variac to the frame but Alex might have found a great solution.

And the other big great news : the variac suffered from bad packaging and the fuse holder broke during delivery but now (after 2 long years) it is repaired ! In part thanks to Alex again :-)

BTW, I'll soon mount a DIN-rail module to display current and voltage. The current sense is inside the module and one wire goes through it :

This simplifies my system because I can power it from the secondary of the isolation transformer while sensing the current that goes to the wall plug. What I still need is an AC voltmeter to measure the output of the variac.