A question for all you Hitachi owners.

A question for all you Hitachi owners.

Gary Gary
I have read a few Hitachi Wand reviews today, and they got me to thinking. Whether you love or hate the Hitachi, EVERYONE agrees that it's got serious some juice. It seems to be the undisputed champion of maximum power. Now, another thing that I hear a lot is that it is sometimes too powerful. So here is my question to all of you.

Has anyone ever tried using a lamp dimmer?

I am not sure if it will work or not, but it's not a bad idea. I did a quick random search and found this one, but I am sure there are tons more out there; and probably cheaper ones too.

According to my understanding... you plug the lamp (or Hitachi) into the dimmer, plug the dimmer into an outlet, then you turn the lamp (or the Hitachi) on. Now you should be able to go from 100% on to 100% percent off, and have a whole adjustable range in between. Please keep in mind this is only a theory; and possibly a suggestion for any one adventurous to try it. I have no idea if this will work.

The other thing that came to mind was an image of terror. I thought of how using two Hitachi Wands facing each for CBT would be brutal. Thinking about is making my stomach sick.
08/24/2009
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imp imp
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Originally posted by Gary
I have read a few Hitachi Wand reviews today, and they got me to thinking. Whether you love or hate the Hitachi, EVERYONE agrees that it's got serious some juice. It seems to be the undisputed champion of maximum power. Now, another thing that I ...
I'd be keen to see if anyone is daring enough to try the dimmer. I'd be worried I'd fry my favourite toy ... the two Hitachi's with CBT ... that had ME crossing my legs and I don't have any balls to worry about LOL.
08/24/2009
Tuesday Tuesday
CBT? Computer Based Training? Cognitive Behavior Therapy? Could someone please provide enlightenment?
08/24/2009
Sammi Sammi
Now I have to go find my spare lamp dimmer
08/24/2009
Epiphora Epiphora
You mean like this thing? link

I want it, but I am unsure of whether it begins lower than the Hitachi's "low" setting, or begins at the "low" setting. If it's the latter, I don't think it's worth it.
08/24/2009
imp imp
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Originally posted by Tuesday
CBT? Computer Based Training? Cognitive Behavior Therapy? Could someone please provide enlightenment?
Cock & Ball Torture hehe
08/24/2009
deceased deceased
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Originally posted by imp
Cock & Ball Torture hehe
Thats what I was thinking too!
08/24/2009
Red Red
I had a blog reader email me and tell me he had wired his wife's hitachi to a dimmer switch and that it did "the whole range".

But then, I'm just some girl on the internet passing along some information from some other guy on the internet, so take that with a grain of salt, would ya?
08/25/2009
LiftedUp LiftedUp
From an electrical standpoint, there's no reason why it wouldn't work. To be quite honest, for those that are electrically inclined, it would only take some scrap wire and a $3.00 potentiometer from radio shack to accomplish this. In fact, the $40 box that Epiphora linked to looks like just that... a potentiometer in a fancy box, with an on off switch.

My wife loves her hitachi, but I wonder if she'd like the a variable speed option? Maybe I'll have to throw together a speed control for her and find out!
08/25/2009
Gary Gary
So did anyone ever try the dimmers?

And yes, I meant Cock & Ball Torture (CBT).
11/03/2009
J's Alley J's Alley
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Originally posted by Gary
So did anyone ever try the dimmers?

And yes, I meant Cock & Ball Torture (CBT).
I will try the dimmer if you try the CBT!!!
11/03/2009
MuffysPinguLove MuffysPinguLove
What a great idea! I always hear wonderful things about the Hitachi, but I think this would add to its appeal even more. I'm interested to hear how it works out if anyone is brave enough to try it!
11/03/2009
LiftedUp LiftedUp
It will work, but if none of you will believe me, I guess I'll have to do it myself to show you. It'll probably be a few days before I get the time to wire it up though. I'll keep you guys posted when I do.
11/03/2009
LiftedUp LiftedUp
Just wanted to give you all an update. As promised, I did a test run on the hitachi last night. Didn't have time to actually play with it with the wifey, but I did wire it up just to show you all that it would work. For simplicity, I just used a wall-plate-type dimmer switch wired in before the plug. Everything worked perfectly. I tried to take a video of it on the wife's Point-and-shoot camera, but I wasn't able to get any video where you could actually see the varying speeds in the head of the wand. I'm not quite sure how I could make a video that would show it..!? Either way, it does work.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
11/17/2009
vibratti07 vibratti07
Quote:
Originally posted by Gary
I have read a few Hitachi Wand reviews today, and they got me to thinking. Whether you love or hate the Hitachi, EVERYONE agrees that it's got serious some juice. It seems to be the undisputed champion of maximum power. Now, another thing that I ...
I am not sure that the dimmer would be able to handle the electrical output that the hitachi produces. You can, however, buy an optional speed controller designed for use with the hitachi. I have not seen one offered on edenfantasys.com, however.
11/18/2009
LiftedUp LiftedUp
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Originally posted by vibratti07
I am not sure that the dimmer would be able to handle the electrical output that the hitachi produces. You can, however, buy an optional speed controller designed for use with the hitachi. I have not seen one offered on edenfantasys.com, however.
vibratti07...
I think you may be a bit confused from an electrical standpoint. The hitachi does not PRODUCE any "electrical output." Rather, like any other device you may plug in to the wall, it draws power from the receptacle of a certain voltage, and amperage (which gives you wattage). The electrons flow from the outlet, through the dimmer, through the hitachi switch and motor, and then back to ground. Essentially, the dimmer simply needs to be rated for how much wattage the hitachi will draw through it... which is not a lot. The hitachi is rated at 20W on low, and 24W on high for power consumption. The link Gary referenced is for a dimmer which claims to be rated for 300W, which could EASILY handle the hitachi.
If you read the rest of the thread (beyond Gary's first post) you'll see that I have already hooked up a lamp dimmer, and it works perfectly.
11/18/2009
Gary Gary
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Originally posted by J's Alley
I will try the dimmer if you try the CBT!!!
No Deal!
11/18/2009
Gary Gary
Quote:
Originally posted by LiftedUp
Just wanted to give you all an update. As promised, I did a test run on the hitachi last night. Didn't have time to actually play with it with the wifey, but I did wire it up just to show you all that it would work. For simplicity, I just used ...
Nice Job! And thanks for remembering the thread! That is awesome that it worked so well.
11/18/2009
dv8 dv8
Is EdenFantasys ever going to carry a speed controller?
12/01/2010
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