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Hey,
I got a 8376-200 smoke unit from ttender, Seller (Jeff K) told me that it runs from about 12-15 V and I guess that is the normal range. Has anyone experimented with the voltage of this smoke unit or similar ones?? I am thinking of increasing the voltage to about 18V, has anyone had any expereince in this voltage range with 8376-200 smoke unit or similar one?
FYI, smoke unit looks exactly like this 8041-50 (www.ttender.com/partphotos/Smoke/8041-50 Smoke Unit.jpg)

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It worked great (smoke was pretty dense, maybe a bit less smoke than the top stack of this vid at 20sec http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ7mNYpSDFw) at about 18V, but as Steve said I think it kind of ran dry (although smoke output did not decrease, there were some noises). I used a DC regulated power supply to get it to 18V with constant voltage on. I tried it again couple days after and I could not go over 8V, since my power supply can supply only 3amps and the unit was drawing 3amps at 8V. So it was drawing a lot of current at 8V, and smoke element wire (silver wire that from the smoke stack) seems to get really hot (soldering on the smoke element wire came off). it seemed to be smoking at a similar volume as the previous time, i think (I was trying to figure out why it won't go past 8V) . Does anyone know what is wrong with the unit?
P.S. it seemed to be burning the plastic smoke stack too :confused:

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Dami
 
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