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Re: [Phys-l] Panasonic inverter technology

At 06:13 PM 9/25/2006, you wrote:
I don't believe it. Panasonic claims the oven is always on instead of
pulsed to obtain < 100% power.

Why? Because a cavity magnetron operates only w/ a narrow range of
applied EMF; that's why they pulse them in the first place. So how do
they do it? I suspect in the same way light dimmers (not the "Variac"

bc, waiting to be disabused.

This seems to be quite plausible - domestic microwaves use a
magnetron fed straight from a transformer. being free of the need
to minimize frequency slide - the bane of radar magnetrons

Brian Whatcott Altus OK Eureka!