|[AMRadio] Valiant LV Xfmr Temp|
qedconsultants at embarqmail.com
Sat Mar 21 14:22:25 EDT 2009
HI Bob: transformers should run at a level that is uncomfortable to hold
your hand on, this sounds like it might be a little warmer than that. feel
the electrolytic caps if they are hot, that's the problem. someone should
respond with exact data for the Valiant, perhaps they do run hotter.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Myers" <w1xt at cox.net>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 1:53 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] Valiant LV Xfmr Temp
> Folks, I just obtained a Johnson Valiant I. It is working but I find
> the low voltage power transformer gets fairly warm. I can put the palm
> of my hand on it for a few seconds but then that's enough. How warm
> should this transformer run? This is "measured by hand" without
> actually transmitting -- just in standby after an hour or so. Is this
> normal? Thanks.
> Bob W1XT/7
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