[AMRadio] Transformer Lead Dress


David Knepper collinsradio at comcast.net
Tue Dec 11 07:04:13 EST 2007


Try shrink tubing.

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----- Original Message ----- 
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Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 1:00 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] Transformer Lead Dress


> Hello,
> I just stripped out a basket case VK II transmitter for rebuilding.
> Most of the transformer leads are brittle and even carefully removing them 
> thru the chassis hole, I can feel the rubber inner jacket breaking up.
> I would expect to replace the wires near as I can get to the windings.
> The plate transformer will need good HT wire.
>
> I have quite a bit of different sizes of silver teflon.
> for most of the windings but not quite sure what to do about the HT wires.
>
> This is a project transmitter, not a restoration.
>
>  Suggestons? Sources of suitable wire in an affordable put up. I have 
> other large transformers with the same problem as well.
>
> Thanks,
> Bill, KB3DKS/1
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