I fired up my 8x10 Elwood with its 500 Watt incandescent bulb to make a print for the first time the other day and after making a test strip and deciding on an exposure time, I put an 11x14 sheet of Oriental Seagull in place on the easel and started the exposure. As I watched the image projected on the paper it was clear that my electrical supply voltage abruptly dropped and that my exposure was not going to be good.
I suppose that I could look for a Zone VI timer, but that is not my preferred approach. Is there an inexpensive (~$80) voltage stabilizer available. Does anybody make due with a computer Uninteruptable Power Supply?
Thanks for your help - Alan