For reasons spelled out in Chapter 4, light dimmers and motor speed controllers must not be used for heating element control. They are not designed for the power load of a heater, and generate a lot of electrical noise. If you want to have fully variable electronic control, then please use the circuit we have provided in Appendix 5, or purchase a compliant control box for a stove or commercial hotplate element. These circuits will not violate the new regulations, and are designed to handle the power of a heating element.
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