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Old 22nd December 2009 | Show parent
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by Oli View Post
Now that you mention it, I think this was discussed in another thread here.

How did you go replacing the transformer?

When those caps short, is there a fuse to blow? The whole thing sounds a bit catastrophic.
Found a suitable encapsulated PCB mount transformer at Farnell and re-drilled the back panel for the new pin configuration. Not a big deal. When the ceramics fail the regulator (5V) has enough current at it's output to cook the cap without drawing enough current to pop the fuse.