I recently got an ancient monochrome video monitor from a friend.
This thing probably hasn't been powered on for fifteen or twenty years. I'm thinking I will put it on a variac and turn it up slowly from zero over several hours, to maybe let electrolytic caps reform, and avoid anything else that might object to getting suddenly whacked with a full120 volts. Is that a good idea? Is there anything in a video monitor, like maybe the high voltage supply, that will object to running on reduced voltage for a few hours at first?