[rescue] Question of how to "smooth" power from Laser printer

Erie Patsellis erie at shelbyvilledesign.com
Thu Mar 27 19:21:40 CDT 2008

I'm gonna tell, this IS the rescue list you know, a wimpy little laser 
that doesn't dim the lights would be, well, un-manly...somebody has to 
love those old big monsters.

> You can find a "line conditioner" (essentially a
> large chunk of iron) to help "smooth" the initial
> draw.  I had a "Lion Tamer" that I picked up for
> scrap prices (e.g., pennies per pound) that worked
> reasonably well for me -- until I got tired of
> having another big box taking up space in the room!).
> Easiest solution is to move it to another branch
> circuit and power it up *before* your critical
> loads (i.e., CPUs).
> Even easier solution is to find a printer that
> isn't as much of a pig!  :>

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