Residental electrical load [was Re: Who's rewired their house for this hobby?]

drlegendre . drlegendre at
Sat Nov 29 21:20:03 CST 2014

Hi Chris,

On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 9:01 PM, Christian Kennedy <chris at>

> Interesting.  Attempting to reproduce on the inductive cooktop I have here
> resulted in an immediate fault and shutdown.  Apparently my unit is too
> smart to indulge experimentation with metals that fail the magnet test.
> Quell bummer!

Any sense of why it shut-down? One might immediately assume it's due to an
over-current situation, but it would be worth knowing exactly what
happened, for sure.

Did you try reducing the coupling, by placing a thin sheet of glass between
the cooktop and the alum. foil?

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