Circuit: PWM output pin --> optocoupler --> zero-crossing triac --> NEMA 5-15R receptacle.
For controlling things like AC lamps, pumps, motors, et cetera.
What happens if someone accidentally plugs in something less tolerant of a chopped-up AC waveform, say a 60" plasma television or a laptop? What would be the result? I would assume they just wouldn't work, but that could be a dangerous assumption*. :P
If this is in fact dangerous, is there any way to detect said appliances' misfortune, via heat or current draw or something, and feed it the full voltage? Or is the only option use neon orange outlet warning labelling and plug protectors and leave it end user responsibility?
Thanks in advance. -=-=-
*Dangerous assumption = destroy the device, start a fire, and burn down an entire highrise in '70s style, a homage to "The Towering Inferno"...