[AMRadio] Valiant LV Xfmr Temp

Bernie Doran 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. 
Bernie W8RPW
----- 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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