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Unread postAuthor: Philbob1 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:32 pm

Hey, I have found recently in a pile of junk a thing that looked like a variable resistor, but with the name Clarostat on it with the number 625-7730 on it and with the inscription 3A.125V, 1A.250V.

I think it is a sort of A to V transformer, but I'm not sure. Can anyone help me identifying it? thanks.

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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:49 pm

It just looks like a potentiometer to me.

Do you have an ohmmeter? Try hooking it up to one of the side terminals and the middle one, turning it should change the resistance.

I was Googling "Clarostat", and they seem concerned with the manufacturing of variable resistors.
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Unread postAuthor: Philbob1 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:13 am

Kk I'll check that
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:43 am

Yep, looks like a pot, with a switch connected on the back, possibly an SPDT. That's where you would get the voltage rating. Turn it all the way to the left and see if there's a noticable switch detent.
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