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Can you hook a blender to a dimmer switch? Answered

HI,  i need to be able to vary the speed of a blender, it has to go MUCH slower then a standard setting. And it needs to be infinitly adjustable.  HOw can this be accomplished. Keep in mind i know NOTHING about electrical systems or motors.  Thanks!

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Zengineer1618
Zengineer1618

11 years ago

A router speed controller might work ,and will work better than a sewing machine foot pedal. Harbor Freight has some.<br /><a href="http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=43060">www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf</a><br />

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estuvam
estuvam

11 years ago

thanks for the info everyone.  it was only worth it if it was cheap and easy. i think i'll try to canniblize  a sewing machine.

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msw100
msw100

11 years ago

Hook up a 500 watt dimmer it will work.

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Gorfram
Gorfram

11 years ago

 What about a hand-cranked food-processor/blender - would that work for you?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

11 years ago

You may well struggle. AC Motors are horribly difficult to control well at the best of times, and at low speeds, you'll find they overheat on load.

What do you actually want to do ? Does it have to "blend" at low speed ? 

Steve