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Old 02-04-2009, 05:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Allow me to respond to my own thread again...

Would a household fan be a simple 1-phase 120v electric motor? Why do these things usually have 3 settings? I've seen an egg beater with a diode in it before... so on "low" the diode cuts out half of the sin wave. I suppose i could wire up a household fan to my audio amplifier, make my computer output a low volume 60hz sine wave and plug it into the amp... if the fan turns, i have a proof of concept... Just gotta do it all when the wife isn't looking.
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